CSS No default telnet timeout??

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Jun 13th, 2007
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Seems I've locked myself out of a remote CSS. I had a few sessions get interrupted and now...

>telnet x.x.x.x

Telnet Lines Full. Please try again later.

Connection to host lost.

Why would default be no timeout, that's just stupid. Of course I tried the http gui but of course that uses telnet as well. Any ideas how to get back in without reboot?

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Wed, 06/13/2007 - 18:05
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Use console access to see the active lines

CSS# show lines

and kill the lines using

CSS# disconnect vty


CSS(config)# idle timeout

to set idle timeout in minutes.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

acomiskey Thu, 06/14/2007 - 04:34
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Thanks syed, unfortunately this is at a remote location. I got the unit rebooted and added the idle timeout for the future.


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