[sf-lug] keep alive time for an ssh connection

Rick Smith rick at rbsmith.com
Fri Dec 19 21:54:45 PST 2008

Hi Alex,

Alex Kleider wrote:
 > When I log onto that same computer from another site using a linux
 > computer, the connection seems to time out after a period of inactivity.

Try logging in with
   ssh -o TCPKeepAlive <machine>

I believe PuTTY does that by default, though I'm not on my windows machine
at the moment to verify.

The keep alive is roughly the client saying "I'm still here" every now
and then.


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