I noticed today that my script using Net::SSH::Perl was seemingly ignoring the ConnectTimeout option I specified. I tried defining it in ~/.ssh/config as well as within the script. After a few minutes of digging, it appears that Net::SSH::Perl simply does not implement this option. Can anyone verify this? If it is true, has anyone come up with a workaround? I was considering modifying a few pieces of btrott's code to use IO::Socket::INET's socket creation mechanism instead of just Socket... but I didn't want to undertake some unnecessary heavy lifting if it has already been done.
Any input here would be great. btrott, if you read this... you da man. I love the module, I just want to patch up this little "feature hole" :). I did notice that btrott hasn't logged in for 10 weeks, so my hopes of an author response are all but faded. If not from the horse's mouth... is there an answer to be had somewhere? Does anyone know how to get Net::SSH::Perl to properly timeout a connection?