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.\" (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
.\" THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
.\"
-.\" $OpenBSD: sshd.8,v 1.114 2001/04/11 16:25:31 lebel Exp $
+.\" $OpenBSD: sshd.8,v 1.115 2001/04/13 22:46:54 beck Exp $
.Dd September 25, 1999
.Dt SSHD 8
.Os
@@ -363,6 +363,31 @@ Specifies whether
should check for new mail for interactive logins.
The default is
.Dq no .
+.It Cm ClientAliveInterval
+Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which if no data has been received
+from the client,
+.Nm
+will send a message through the encrypted
+channel to request a response from the client. This may only be
+used on a server supporting only protocol version 2. The default
+is 0, indicating that these messages will not be sent to the client.
+.It Cm ClientAliveCountMax
+Sets the number of client alive messages (see above) which may be
+sent without
+.Nm
+receiving any messages back from the client. If this threshold is
+reached while client alive messages are being sent,
+.Nm
+will disconnect the client, terminating the session. It is important
+to note that the use of client alive messages is very different from
+Keepalive (below). The client alive messages are sent through the
+encrypted channel and therefore will not be spoofable. The TCP keepalive
+option enable by Keepalive is spoofable. You want to use the client
+alive mechanism when you are basing something important on
+clients having an active connection to the server.
+ The default is value is 3. If you set ClientAliveInterval
+(above) to 15, and leave this value at the default, unresponsive ssh clients
+will be disconnected after approximately 45 seconds.
.It Cm DenyGroups
This keyword can be followed by a number of group names, separated
by spaces.