Adjusting the Client Connection Timeout for IBM RS/6000

Display, and if necessary, adjust the current timeout period.

To display the current timeout value, enter:
/usr/sbin/no -o tcp_keepidle

The tcp_keepidle parameter specifies the length of time (measured in half seconds) to keep an idle connection active before the system checks to see if the connection died. The default is 14,400 half seconds (7200 seconds, or 2 hours).

IBM recommends you use a value of at least 15 minutes.