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FWSM idle connection issues?

Hey all,

We are experiencing an odd issue that may be related to our FWSM. Our DBAs are experiencing timeout issues when running Oracle SQLNet queries for connections that are anywhere between 30 minutes and 60 minutes idle. I can say with certainty that after 60 minutes the connection is lost, less than that I do not have concrete evidence yet. We have run some packet captures and analyzed the data using a third party analysis tool with their engineers and have found very little to say it is network. The DBAs say it isn't the database a setting on the clients and that the issue appears to have begun back when we implemented performance modifcations on our FWSM - upping the default mss from 1380 to 1460 and disabling TCP sequence randomization.

I saw another post on here that appeared to be similar, but I didn't; quite understand the "Correct Answer" solution or how to use it as it was quite generic.

We are running FWSM code 3.1(9)

Here is a listing of our timeouts and policies:

timeout xlate 3:00:00

timeout conn 4:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02

timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00

timeout mgcp-pat 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00

timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute

class-map sqltraffic

match access-list sqltraffic

class-map TCP

match port tcp range 1 65535

class-map class_sip_tcp

match port tcp eq sip

class-map inspection_default

match default-inspection-traffic

policy-map global_policy

class inspection_default

  inspect ftp

  inspect h323 h225

  inspect h323 ras

  inspect rsh

  inspect sunrpc

  inspect ils

  inspect icmp

class class_sip_tcp

  inspect sip

class sqltraffic

  inspect sqlnet

class TCP

  set connection random-sequence-number disable

sysopt connection tcpmss 1460

We plan to take the tcpmss back to default of 1380 and remove the class TCP to re-enable random-sequence-number

However I am curious if just having the class TCP in there, does this override the global timeout connection of 4:00:00 (4hr) ?

Thanks!

-dan

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