sshd session time out

I realized the sshd installed onto ubuntu server 12.04 LTS does not have session timeout, once login via ssh user can stay in the remote console for unlimited amount of time.

I checked the configuration file in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and realized there is no parameter for session time out, I used man sshd_config and realized there is actually this parameter:

             Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which if no data has been received from the client, sshd(8) will send a message through the encrypted
             channel to request a response from the client.  The default is 0, indicating that these messages will not be sent to the client.  This option
             applies to protocol version 2 only.

I may have to add this manually and restart the sshd.

#Session timeout
ClientAliveInterval 600

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