How to change idle-timeout for oc commands in OCP 4.7

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  • TCP Streaming connections get closed after 60 seconds (oc commands like oc rsh, oc exec, oc logs, oc debug or oc port-forward) in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
  • After 60 seconds the port-forward connection gets lost:

    E0129 13:48:58.595874   28317 portforward.go:233] lost connection to pod
  • The oc debug connection is finished:

    timed out waiting for input: auto-logout


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4.6
    • 4.7
  • External LoadBalancer or HAProxy

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