cswiger at mac.com
Sat Mar 6 05:37:30 PST 2004
Rishi Chopra wrote:
> I connect to the FreeBSD machine via SSH, and use secure file transfer
> to upload/download from the machine.
> In the last week, the FreeBSD machine has dropped my connection on 3
> seperate occasions. I'll queue up some work and leave the machine
> unattended, only to return at a later time and find that the connection
> has been closed.
Is sshd configured with the "KeepAlive" option set?
Does netstat -i or -s report any errors? Maybe you have a flaky cable?
Do you have any packet-filtering or NAT translation involved on one of the two
hosts? [ Your description of the setup suggests no, but the behavior you
describe can happen if one were using a (busy and/or dumb) stateful firewall... ]
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