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Old 05-15-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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ssh timing out

I'm working remotely on a laptop from my home and attempting to run a job that takes a fair amount of time to run, problem is while it runs if I leave the computer the connection times out. I've looked up common solutions to this problem such as adding certain things to ssh_config and the sshd_config files but nothing has worked. Anyone able to help?
Old 05-15-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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use nohup to start the command so that it doesn't die when you log out?

enable keepalives?

get a better Internet?
Old 05-18-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Pretty sure my internet connection is fine.
nohup doesn't have any affect.
I've added TCPKeepAlive and ServerAliveInterval to ssh_config
Also have added ClientAliveInterval & CountMax to sshd_config
but helps my issue.

I run a job, that up to this point hasn't ever completely run, due to a:
"Read from remote host xxxx.xxxx.xx: Connection Timed out
Connection to xxxx.xxxx.xx closed."

Even when I'm sitting at the computer, and the system itself doesn't go idle at all.

Anything that anyone knows to get around this and get this job to finish???
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i'd agree with the nohup suggestion say if you're untarring a large file you can leave it to run on the remote server without you needing to be connected.

eg if youre running:

tar -zxvf big_file.tar.gz

then type the following in instead:

nohup tar -zxvf big_file.tar.gz &

(note the & at the end - this puts the job into the background)

alternatively you could try the screen program, not used it myself but i think it should do the job theres an excellent article here im just havin a read of myself

Old 05-18-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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The thing about my issue is that my computer only allows me access to a server, everything the job needs to run, and all files are located through the connection to this server, and once it times out everything gets canceled and the job does not get done. What I don't know is what's happening that my computer can't keep the connection alive. Could it have something to do with the job itself?


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