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Max session age?

L2 Linker

Quick question here.  If there is a perfect TCP or UDP session that is just sending stream data for example (say, an IP camera feed to a DVR server) and there are no app hiccups or dropped packets - is there a max session age for this condition?  I can't seem to find anything in the docs, and I have a few sessions that are nearing 2 weeks old, so I'm assuming the answer is that there isn't a max age on a valid, working session - just wanted to double check that I'm not missing anything.

 

TIA

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hello,

While I havent found a setting for it, I dont think there is an option for this? Why would you want to interupt a session? I also have some sessions that are months old, mainly netflow. There are settings for sessions if you go to the Device Tab-> Setup -> Session. But these are mainly for hung sessions or where no data is flowing so you dont consume your firewall with sessions that are hung or stalled.

 

Regards,

Yeah - I was just wondering if there was one.  I don't think so, but thought I would ask.  Bad actor could conciveably use up all sessions with valid long running sessions....  

Hello,

@dberber1, you are correct, it would be a classic DoS scenario.

 

Cheers!

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