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FreeBSD SSH session timeouts



I was tired of seeing this while logging into my server via SSH:

Read from remote host raybdbomb.com: Connection reset by peer

I messed around with the sshd config a bit and wasn’t able to get it to go away. I’m pretty sure that the connection is being closed by some firewall in the interim. So for a solution, I installed spinner.


cd /usr/ports/sysutils/spinner/
make install clean
spinner

It puts a character on the top left of the console, which keeps the session alive with minimal amounts of data transfer.

Works great! 🙂



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    Phil Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    Yeah I had the same damn problem. I am pretty sure it was my home net provider dropping the connection to my server, what a pain.

    Phil

    Nice hack for the fix though.

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