How-To Self-Reference

The [Ubuntu Blog](‘') has a nice lil’ article about [keeping SSH sessions alive](‘') It basically boils down to editing your /etc/ssh/ssh_config file and adding the following:

# /etc/ssh/ssh_config

ServerAliveInterval 5

The number is the number of seconds to send the small keep alive which keeps the connection open. Ubuntu Blog suggests changing it from 5 to 240 or 300 (4 or 5 minutes).

– Chris


Christopher R Marshall


Enjoys programming web applications; especially in Ruby and Go. Also enjoys playing ice hockey as a goalie and playing the guitar.