[clug] ssh / mail problems

gbj at theforce.com.au gbj at theforce.com.au
Fri Apr 30 03:55:12 GMT 2004

Try turning off KeepAlive in your ssh_config

Grahame Jordan

> Dear list,
> I'm using a local postfix install to relay mail onto my university
> account.  In my .xsession I have:
> /usr/bin/ssh -L 2525:remote-server:25 -l username -N remote-server &
> This works nicely, for a while at least.  If, for some reason, my wlan
> connection drops or some other weirdness occurs then my ssh connection
> silently drops, too.  In that case, I don't get a notification, or
> anything.  Of course, from that point on, all mail is silently dropped
> as well.
> So, my question is: what's a better way of tunneling SMTP and how to
> make lost network connections (and the like) explicit to the user?
> Has anyone got a similar setup running and knows how to deal with
> problems like that?
> Thanks for any help,
> Andi.
> --
> (o_  Andreas Bauer, baueran at in.tum.de, http://www4.in.tum.de/~baueran/
> //\  "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your
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