[GLLUG] SSH problem

Stanley C. Mortel mortel at cyber-nos.com
Thu Jul 3 13:42:09 EDT 2008

I'm having some trouble shelling into a remote server.  Sometimes it just 
won't connect, and when it does, if I don't keep up some activity, it seems 
to lose the connection.  I'll go to type something on the command line and 
nothing happens.  I have to close the terminal window and reconnect.  When 
I do that, it looks like I'm in another session, since the up arrow brings 
back a different command history.  I've looked at the logs but nothing is 
there.  Even when I set the logging level higher.  When I'm on-site there 
does not seem to be a problem.  If I do X forwarding and have some 
graphical program open, I don't seem to lose the connection.

I'm sort of at a loss here.  I checked the remote firewalls (there are two 
on that end), but didn't find anything that suggested they were terminating 
a connection, or even that there was a setting to control such a thing.  I 
uninstalled and reinstalled openssh client and server, and openssl.  Is it 
possible that their ISP is doing something funny?  There have been some 
intermittent issues with slow network response there, that I'm still 
troubleshooting, but again, when I'm there I don't lose the connection.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


Stan Mortel
mortel at cyber-nos.com

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