SSH droping connections over a VPN

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Old 09-23-2009
SSH droping connections over a VPN

Hello friends,

I'm connection to an external network using a VPN configured over an Ubuntu.

The problem is that whenever I get connected to a remote computer using my VPN as router, after a while, sometimes short, sometimes long, sometimes immediately, the connection gets lost and I've to reconnect to the remote computer.

I've checked the ssh configuration on the machine running the VPN and I think the error is not coming from that way, I'm guessing the VPN somehow fails and drops the connection, I don't think this is a networking issue either because I can be connected using another vpn program like Cisco's and the connection won't fail

Any information on how could I check where the SSH connection fails would be appreciated. also, if anyone has been in a similar situation and has information I might find useful would ve very welcome.

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-05-2009
Originally Posted by lzcool
The problem is that whenever I get connected to a remote computer using my VPN as router, after a while, sometimes short, sometimes long, sometimes immediately, the connection gets lost and I've to reconnect to the remote computer...
Without much activity the connection drop.
on the client side you could try to
ssh -o ServerAliveInterval=2

If it works you can set your ServerAliveInternal to whatever works (2 5 10 100 ?) in /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Basically it creates traffic to keep your session alive.

On the server side you could check or modify the ClientAliveInterval
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