Remote ssh tunnel in background or script?

Peter Boosten peter at
Mon Nov 9 19:45:24 UTC 2009

On 9 nov 2009, at 20:36, patrick wrote:

> Check out /usr/ports/security/autossh
> autossh is a program to start a copy of ssh and monitor it, restarting
> it as necessary should it die or stop passing traffic.
> The original idea and the mechanism were from rstunnel (Reliable SSH
> Tunnel). With this version the method changes: autossh uses ssh to
> construct a loop of ssh forwardings (one from local to remote, one
> from remote to local), and then sends test data that it expects to
> get back. (The idea is thanks to Terrence Martin.)
> WWW:

You don't need additional software for that: you can easily spawn a  
ssh session from ttys, which re-establishes itself when it fails:


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