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 From:  "Dave Warren" <MailList at devilsplayground dot net>
 To:  "Fred Wright" <fw at well dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] known issues with 1.2b3
 Date:  Sun, 06 Feb 2005 20:16:46 -0700
> > >> 3.) TCP/IP connection drops
> > >>         My SSH connections die after about 2 hours
> > >>         under 1.2b3. I don't think this used to happen
> > >>         under 1.11. Someone else confirmed that this
> > >>         happens to them too. The connection isn't
> > >>         denied. It seems like it times out.
> > > 
> > > That's because as of 1.2b2, the TCP idle timeout for the firewall
> is
> > > 2.5 hours instead of the ipfilter default of 10 days (!) to keep
> the
> 
> Why "(!)"?  I've sometimes kept remote console sessions up for days at
> a time. :-)

Sure, but have you ever needed to leave it completely idle for days at a time?