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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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