How to change idle-timeout for oc logs/exec/rsh/... commands in OCP 4

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  • TCP Streaming connections get timed out (oc commands like oc rsh, oc exec, oc logs, oc debug or oc port-forward) in OpenShift 4.
  • After 15 minutes the connection times out.
  • Messages like the following ones are shown:

    portforward.go:233] lost connection to pod
    timed out waiting for input: auto-logout


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4.8+

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