Configuring the idle setting:
#> set tcp keepalive_idle=hr:min:sec
Once a connection has been idle for the specified time, tcp will try to communicate with the other end, by sending it probes. The number of probes is controlled by the "probe_cnt" setting. If a response to a probe is not received, within the "interval" time, another probe is sent. Once number of probes has been sent without any response, the connection is timed out.