Avoids ssh timeouts by sending a keep alive message to the server every 60 seconds

echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> /etc/ssh/ssh_config
ssh_config is the system-wide configuration file for ssh. For per-user configuration, which allows for different settings for each host: echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> ~/.ssh/ssh_config On OSX: echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> ~/.ssh/config or echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> ~/etc/ssh_config

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By: rpavlick
2010-03-31 09:22:54

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Personally I prefer to place it under ~/.ssh/ssh_config The reason is simple, I have different settings for different hosts, so I can control each needed host with it's own settings.
ik_5 · 425 weeks and 3 days ago
autossh is a handy tool to keep a connection alive too
quigybo · 424 weeks and 6 days ago

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