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Authored by: Wazzoo on May 03, '06 05:00:46PM

Actually, having posted that comment, I did work out what was wrong.

Although iTerm can do it for you, it has a setting that tells it to send a null character every few minutes, the other way to do it is to edit the /edc/ssh_config file and add a line that says:

ServerAliveInterval 300

And that will do the quivalent...every five minutes it will send a few packets to keep the connection alive.

The reason the connection can drop is either due to the ssh server or due to firewall/router inbetween that sees and idle connection and kills it. Doing the above fixes it, although its a bit of a pain as you have to start mucking around with system files.

With that now set..Terminator is fast and has tabs and my ssh connectons stay alive. Just what I was looking for! :)

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Tabbed Terminal alternative
Authored by: Shawn Parr on May 03, '06 05:22:20PM
Don't edit the /etc/ssh_config file.

If you do a man ssh_config you will see that you can also put a file called ~/.ssh/config that allows you to put in overrides for what is in the /etc/ssh_config file. So create that file and add whatever options you want to have for your account, then after a system upgrade your changes will still be around unlike if you edited the system wide file and Apple replaces it.

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Authored by: Wazzoo on May 04, '06 07:38:34AM

Ah, very useful! Thanks for that...i'll make the changes on mine.

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