autossh + ssh + screen = super rad perma-sessions

AUTOSSH_POLL=1 autossh -M 21010 hostname -t 'screen -Dr'
Only useful for really flakey connections (but im stuck with one for now). Though if youre in this situation ive found this to be a good way to run autossh and it does a pretty good job of detecting when the session is down and restarting. Combined with the -t and screen commands this pops you back into your working session lickety split w/ as few headaches as possible. And if autossh is a bit slow at detecting the downed ssh connection, just run this in another tab/terminal window to notify autossh that it should drop it and start over. Basically for when polling is too slow. kill -SIGUSR1 `pgrep autossh`
Sample Output
<Your running screen session>

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2009-10-11 06:04:29

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