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When using Tectia and I open a connection to a remote server using sshg3/sfptg3/scpg3 and then close the connection, and quite soon (in less than 5 seconds) open a new connection to the same server as the same user as in the previous connection I get connected without authentication? Why is that?

If I wait some time before reconnecting this does not happen and I get prompted for authentication.

asked Oct 09 '09 at 13:54

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edited Oct 13 '09 at 10:28

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Sami Lehtinen

The answer to this is the same as to this question: ssh-broker-g3 (SSH Tectia Broker) is caching your connection. When the connection has not been used for some time (by default, 5 seconds), the connection is disconnected. Until that time, new commands, file transfers and tunnels will be able to use the already authenticated connection.

The setting name in broker configuration is idle-timeout. You can find it under default-settings and profile elements. Documentation for the setting can be found in here.


answered Oct 12 '09 at 10:47

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Sami Lehtinen

Checkout the "idle-timeout" setting in the Tectia manual. By default Tectia Broker is keeping the idle connection open for 5 seconds. Or just use exclusive-connections if you don't want this behavior.


answered Oct 12 '09 at 10:36

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edited Oct 14 '09 at 12:18

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