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The SESSION_TIMEOUT option forces TCP/IP connections to be removed after the specified number of seconds has elapsed without activity. This option has been verified on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.


In V11 and later:

For 64-bit FairCom DB servers, a timeout allows each thread to detect and perform its own disconnection in case of a timeout.

  • If SESSION_TIMEOUT is negative, it is ignored.
  • If SESSION_TIMEOUT is less than 5, it is set to 5 so that the minimum SESSION_TIMEOUT value is 5 seconds.

In V11.6.1 and later, SESSION_TIMEOUT also applies to SQL connections.

Default: No timeout