Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mac Terminal timeout with SSH - Solved!

If you're like me and have a bajillion things open on your machine, it's a real PITA to have a SSH session timing out after a couple minutes of inactivity. Maybe in certain scenarios this is beneficial, but when I'm on my personal laptop at home, it's not a security risk.

At any rate, it's a really simple fix and it requires the creation/editing of a local user ssh config file.


Add lines:

Host *  ServerAliveInterval 60

Save and Exit.

Just tweak some permissions and you'll be good to go.

chmod 600 ~/.ssh/config
That's pretty much it.