ScreenOS telnet session timeout

18 09 2007

Just been scratching my head about how to change the telnet session timeout on a Juniper SSG-140. I wanted to change from the default of 60 seconds to something more reasonable. Looked in the config and there’s a line in there which reads “set admin auth timeout 60”, but when I try to put in “set admin auth timeout 360” I get the following:

NS1(M)-> set admin auth timeout 360
^----------unknown keyword timeout
NS1(M)->

Unknown keyword, despite being able to see it in the config?

It seems that I needed to use a different command – “set console timeout 360”. This command governs the console port and any telnet sessions, while the command I thought I needed to use affects WebUI and SSH sessions only.