SSH Keep Alive

Something that annoys me is when after a period of a couple of mins a firewall kills your ssh connection! Then you have a dead terminal that can take ages to timeout. So this is a solution, keeping it alive…

ssh -o TCPKeepAlive=yes

Dead easy. I also have an alias in my .bashrc file in my home directory.

alias shortname=’ssh -C -o TCPKeepAlive=yes’

So all have to do is type ‘shortname’ in the terminal and it would connect me to Much better. The big ‘C’ btw is for compression.

Author: phil

Complex Systems Scientist.