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    SubjectRe: ip_masq and IP_MASQ_S_ESTABLISHED
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    I have has many requests to do the same thing on my network.

    David Lang

    On Wed, 23 Sep 1998, Steve Thompson wrote:

    > Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 00:07:44 +0000
    > From: Steve Thompson <stevet@myofb.org>
    > To: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
    > Subject: ip_masq and IP_MASQ_S_ESTABLISHED
    >
    >
    > I don't know about anyone else, but I find that the default value of
    > 15 minutes for IP_MASQ_S_ESTABLISHED seems a little short. I may be slightly
    > atypical, but I have been driven to insanity by many things. After increasing
    > the timeout to two hours in my kernel, my many ssh sessions no longer go away
    > long before I am finished with them, and I find myself with slightly less
    > impetus to blow things up.
    >
    > Perhaps two hours is extreme, but then so is fifteen minutes. Ideally, a
    > /proc/sys/net/ipv4 option would do the trick, but I certainly don't have the
    > skill or the time to implement such a beast and I don't understand the
    > thinking behind setting it so low in the first place -- unless the MIB had
    > something to do with it.
    >
    > Anyhow, adjusting the hard-coded value seems in order, at least as far as I am
    > concerned. Does anyone else feel this way?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    >
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