ssh timeout question

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue May 28 19:16:31 UTC 2019

Doug Denault <doug at> writes:

> On Tue, 28 May 2019, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> I doubt it's to do with timing out an idle connection since pine is
>> polling for new mail ever 150s.
> Thank you all for comments and suggestions. It would not have occurred
> to me to set the keep-alive value that small, I will try that. That is
> a lot less irritating than my print a char script that mucks up
> emails. In google I found someone suggesting setting "IPQoS
> throughput" in $HOME/.ssh/config. I am going to try both when I next
> go to a 100% fail location. I'll report back.
> I also find it strange that sitting in pine triggers the timeout but
> sitting idle for days does not.

I don't run into issues with this because my remote sessions tend to
have an application running that updates an on-screen time display every
minute. That's not why I do it, of course.

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