I am running an Ubuntu Virtual server at a remote location, and several people have SSH access to the server for reasons of web-dev and other various things. When I setup the server I set various parameters including 'TMOUT=1800', causing all SSH sessions to be terminated after 30 minutes of inactivity.
One of my web-developers is constantly asking me to turn off the timeout because he 'keeps getting logged out of the server' and does not like having to enter in his password every 30 minutes.
I enabled the timeout for security reasons, as to not allow SSH sessions to stay open for periods of time that are longer then needed, as it is an open connection to the server with root access.
The developer is arguing with me that it is perfectly okay to leave the connection open all the time, which I imagine is not a good thing.
Should I turn the SSH Timeout off (is it okay to leave open inactive SSH connections)? Or should I tell him to deal with it? Reasoning?