ssh sessions getting "paused" on idle

albi at albi at
Wed Mar 23 03:23:01 PST 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 11:55:53 +0200
Riaan Annandale <riaana at> wrote:

> I ssh to anything over 10 machines at a time and leave the xterms
> idle. When I come back to a session and press enter / start typing, it
> takes a few seconds to come alive. Almost as if the connection got
> canned.
> Do you think this could be ipfw related? Or is it a switch that i have
> to specify somewhere?

i can only tell you that when i'm using a not so good
internet-connection my ssh-sessions suffer from that in a similar way as
you described here, some people told me that ssh can be given highest
priority with a traffic shaper (i think ipfw can do that too), that
could solve this problem

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