[GLLUG] SSH problem

Thomas Driscoll tad001 at sunn.net
Wed Jul 9 14:52:14 EDT 2008

I kinda have the same problem at work. I connect thru a SonicWall firewall and it can cause my connections to be dropped if I do know keep a consistent stream between the client and host computers. I have read there are some SSH setting you can tweak a bit. But honestly, I favor using screen and just reconnect if I get disconnected. The initial connection "could" be caused by DNS is either one of these (client or host) on no RFC designed non-routed address spaces? If so you could add entries to your /etc/hosts file to help deal with this. 

On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 01:42:09PM -0400, Stanley C. Mortel wrote:
> 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
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Thomas Driscoll
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