When connected to a remote server through ssh I timeout after a very short amount of idle time. Is there a way to extend the timeout? I have checked with the server and it is not on their end because I know of friends who stay connected for weeks without timing out. I am using debian distro 3.1. I am also a novice as I just recently made debian my OS. Any help with this problem is greatly appreciated.

I did attempt to find a solution, however it did not work. I followed the advice on this http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7792.

Again thank you.