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 From:  Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: known issues with 1.2b3
 Date:  Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:36:29 -0500
Fred Wright wrote:

> 
> On Sun, 6 Feb 2005, Fred Wright wrote:
>> On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
>> > Manuel Kasper wrote:
>> > 
>> > > I can't comment about the other issues, but here's something:
>> > > 
>> > > On 04.02.2005 03:36 -0500, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
>> > > 
>> > >> 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. :-)
> 
> One problem in this area is confusion about the units of the IPFilter
> timeouts.  Those are in units of *half-seconds*, not seconds.  Thus:

This totally explains why I was seeing timeouts in 1.2b3 BEFORE 2.5 hours were
up. I thought that was a bit strange, but I just let it slide at the time.

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