It's a familiar sight, you have an SSH
session open and have to step away from your computer for a few minutes. When you come back, your SSH
session has been disconnected with an error like this...
Not cool SSH
, not cool!
The error is due to an inactivity time out and is easily addressed. All you have to do is tell your SSH
client to send a keep-alive
packet every so often so that the SSH
server will not disconnect you. To do that, edit your ~/.ssh/config
file and make sure the following two lines are present:
That's all there is to it. After making those changes the next time you connect via SSH
you will not be disconnected due to inactivity.
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