[Discuss] Questions about shells: Tmux, Screen, SSH and Terminator

Lincoln Bryant lincolnb at uchicago.edu
Sun Dec 21 21:08:39 UTC 2014


For the problem of SSH timing out, there's also MOSH:
     https://mosh.mit.edu/

I've yet to use it myself, but I hear quite nice things about it.

-L

On 12/21/2014 3:03 PM, Kevin Brandstatter wrote:
> http://blog.hwarf.com/2009/06/howto-set-sshd-idle-timeout.html
>
> Quick google search found that, which shows a parameter for the idle
> timeout on the remote side.
>  From the man page for sshd_config
> """
> ClientAliveInterval
>               Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which if no data
> has been received
>               from the client, sshd(8) will send a message through the
> encrypted channel to
>               request a response from the client.  *The default is 0,
> indicating that these**
> **             messages will not be sent to the client*.  This option
> applies to protocol ver‐
>               sion 2 only.
> """
> I can only assume that means the server will do nothing to try and keep
> the connection open.
>
> -Kevin
>
> On 12/21/2014 02:59 PM, Freddy Martinez wrote:
>> The local sshd or the remote server?
>>
>> On Dec 21, 2014 2:58 PM, "Kevin Brandstatter" <icarusthecow at gmail.com
>> <mailto:icarusthecow at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>      I use terminator + tmux as well, and i've never really had a problem
>>      with ssh sessions other than the connections timing out
>>      if it sits idle for a while, but i've had that issue in just about
>>      every
>>      setup. Might try looking into if theres an idle timeout setting
>>      for sshd
>>      or something
>>
>>      -Kevin
>>
>>      On 12/21/2014 02:49 PM, Freddy Martinez wrote:
>>      > Hi folks,
>>      >
>>      > I've been having a lot of issues lately with my SSH sessions (I have
>>      > to maintain ~5 for 8+ hours a day with frequency having to lock /
>>      > leave my work station).  Here's my current setup. I use
>>      Terminator and
>>      > have it split with 3-4 panes and just use SSH.  I don't use screen
>>      > because I find that it doesn't work great with Terminator. Some
>>      of my
>>      > coworkers use tmux (you can launch it inside terminator) but I
>>      dislike
>>      > the keybindings. The advantage of tmux is that is supports
>>      screen-like
>>      > behavior but its actively supported. (screen isn't maintained
>>      anymore
>>      > AFAIK).
>>      >
>>      > What's your setup? Do anyone have a recommendation that isn't tmux?
>>      > Ideally I'd like to use terminator + <something else>.
>>      >
>>      > Thanks,
>>      > Freddy M
>>      >
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