A user running RHEL3 utilizes Outlook Web Access to get the enterprise emails, but the connection to the server times out before the 24 hour period. The browser used is firefox 2.0, the funny thing is that if he uses the same version of such browser on a Win machine he does not experience that issue. I have tested on my Linux workstation (RHEL3) and I get the same time out problem. I have not yet found anything concrete but my theory is Linux terminates the SSL connection if idle as a security feature, am I wrong and/or is there a way to tweak some thing in order to keep the connection alive?

Thanks,
V_linux