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SSH: Tips And Tricks You Need to Know

Sep 06, 2011, 01:01 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A keep-alive is a small piece of data transmitted between a client and a server to ensure that the connection is still open or to keep the connection open. Many protocols implement this as a way of cleaning up dead connections to the server. If a client does not respond, the connection is closed.

"SSH does not enable this by default. There are pros and cons to this. A major pro is that under a lot of conditions if you disconnect from the Internet, your connection will be usable when you reconnect. For those who drop out of WiFi a lot, this is a major plus when you discover you don't need to login again.

"For those who get the following message from their SSH client when they stop typing for a few minutes it's not as convenient:"

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