I don't seem to be able to increase the SSH connection timeout much beyond a minute:
$ date; ssh home-qnap -o ConnectTimeout=7200; date Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:23:32 AEDT ssh: connect to host home-qnap port 22: Operation timed out Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:24:48 AEDT
The same thing happens if I put ConnectTimeout in
Is that a general feature of SSH, or is there some way around it? My laptop is OS X Mavericks.
The server is a QNAP TS-451, running whatever it runs. Since I can't connect to it, I can't be much more specific.
Repeating the test from an Ubuntu VM timed out after a similar time:
Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:38:19 AEDT ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.88 port 22: Operation timed out Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:39:36 AEDT
FWIW, I'm trying to increase it as the server seems to be under enormous load, but someone suggested that "eventually" it should accept the SSH connection.