Default TCP & UDP timeouts?



  • I am "upgrading" some SonicWall equipment to pfsense. The SonicWall has settings for both TCP and UDP "Timeouts" (I can maybe understand TCP but isn't UDP stateless?) ANYWAY… I run terminal sessions via telnet over a VPN and I had to adjust the TCP Timeout on the SonicWall from a default of 15 mins to something like 60 mins otherwise users were getting dropped when they were idle. I don't see any settings like this in pfsense and am wandering if I might end up with a problem?

    Thanks!



  • Check the edit firewall rule screen. You can set statetimeouts individually for each rule. Another way to influence the overall default values can be found at system>advanced "firewall optimizations". In case you run into problems with your application you can tweak these settings but I first would try with the defaults.



  • @cheech:

    I am "upgrading" some SonicWall equipment to pfsense. The SonicWall has settings for both TCP and UDP "Timeouts" (I can maybe understand TCP but isn't UDP stateless?) ANYWAY… I run terminal sessions via telnet over a VPN and I had to adjust the TCP Timeout on the SonicWall from a default of 15 mins to something like 60 mins otherwise users were getting dropped when they were idle. I don't see any settings like this in pfsense and am wandering if I might end up with a problem?

    Thanks!

    Default established timer is 24 hours using "normal" state timeouts.

    –Bill


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