Changes the TIME OUT FOR CONNECTION parameter value without you having to stop and restart Mainframe Access. The n parameter is the number of minutes that a client connection can remain idle before the connection will be broken and Mainframe Access resources dedicated to the client will be released. Resources that are released when an idle client is disconnected include allocated storage, TCP/IP resources and LU6.2 conversations to target servers such as DB2, IMS, CICS and Mainframe Access Data Connect. Specify 0 (zero) to disable the client timeout feature and allow unlimited idle time.

If you use the RESET TIMEOUT command to establish a new timeout value, rather than SET TIMEOUT, both the Mainframe Access timeout and any Mainframe Access client timeout remain in effect. The connection partner (Mainframe Access client or Mainframe Access) having the smaller timeout value initiates the disconnection first.

Here is an example of a RESET TIMEOUT command and the response:

MFM0015I: Timeout parameter reset to 30