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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1.


Configure a timeout interval in seconds, after which if no data has been received from the client, sshd will send a message through the encrypted channel to request a response from the client. This option applies to SSH protocol version 2 only. Use in conjunction with client-alive-count-max to disconnect unresponsive SSH clients.


0 seconds


Range: 1 through 65535

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.