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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

exec-timeout — line

Synopsis

exec-timeout minutes [seconds]
no exec-timeout

Configures

The time an EXEC session can be idle

Default

10 minutes

Description

This command sets the amount of time a session waits for user input before timing out and closing the session. minutes specifies the number of minutes in the timeout period; seconds specifies the number of seconds.

Don’t set the EXEC timeout to be extremely short; for example, don’t give a command like exec-timeout 0 1. You may never get back into your router without doing a configuration recovery.

Example

The following command sets the timeout period to 4 minutes and 59 seconds:

exec-timeout 4 59

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