6500 Catalyst Switch - Query

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Aug 13th, 2008
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I would like to know how to enable timeout session for Cisco 6506 telnet session.. [ Issue is helpdesk login to 6506 and forget it close and the telnet session remains open... due to this after few sessions we are not alowed to telnet ]...

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Collin Clark Wed, 08/13/2008 - 08:34
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6500#(config)service tcp-keepalives-in

6500#(config)service tcp-keepalives-out

6500#(config)line vty 0 15

6500#(config-line)exec timeout 5 0

This would timeout the connection after 5 minutes of idle time.

Hope that helps.

rkhalil Wed, 08/13/2008 - 08:43
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which only exec-timeout may be in some cases the connection remains open.. for more security configure absolute timeout in 60 minutes.

line vty 0 15

exec-timeout 5 0

absolute-timeout 60



Amin Shaikh Wed, 08/13/2008 - 09:52
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Thank You for the input.

Can you expert help in configuring the box to ssh and I would like to enable NETFLOW to be used along with Solarwinds.

The 6500 is running CATOS

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) MSFC3 Software (C6MSFC3-PSV-M), Version 12.2(14)SX2, EARLY DEPLOYMENT R


TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 30-Jun-03 14:13 by cmong

Image text-base: 0x40008C10, data-base: 0x41A3A000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(14r)S9, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

CORESWITCH uptime is 10 weeks, 6 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "bootflash:c6msfc3-psv-mz.122-14.SX2.bin"

cisco MSFC3 (R7000) processor with 458752K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from power-on

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Bridging software.

34 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)


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