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VMS FTP CONNECTION TIMEOUT

Jeffery Taff
Occasional Advisor

VMS FTP CONNECTION TIMEOUT

Hello, I have an Alpha DS-25 running VMS 8.3. I need to extend the FTP Connection Timeout so that it doesn't timeout after 15 Minutes. How can I accomplish this? Thanks.
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Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS FTP CONNECTION TIMEOUT

So you want to hold an idle ftp connection (longer) when using the OpenVMS TCP/IP Services ftp daemon?

How to adjust this is documented in the ftp chapter of the management manual. Specifically, see:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83final/6526/6526pro_041.html#trouble_inactiv_timer_sec

This is the TCPIP$FTPD_IDLETIMEOUT logical name. The default value could be explicitly requested with:

$DEFINE TCPIP$FTPD_IDLETIMEOUT 00:15:00

Also consider using COPY /FTP or mayhap sftp with certificate-based access, and bring up a new connection when you need it.