Re: Bug#458154: Install of debian-4.0r2 on NSLU2
On Jan 1, 2008, at 4:31 PM, Del Merritt wrote:
Geert Stappers wrote:
Op 29-12-2007 om 13:30 schreef Del Merritt:
Rick Thomas wrote:
Also, make sure your ssh-client machine doesn't go to sleep
Thanks. I'm trying this out at the moment. Then again, I'm also
"here" and the install is 96% complete, so I may actually be
around when it finishes, mooting the issue (for me).
With a carbon copy, Cc:, to email@example.com,
is the bugreport kept up-to-date.
Please tell when the install finishes,
preferable to the address of the bugreport.
Adding "ServerAliveInterval 2" to my .ssh/config file allows me to
complete the install without further issues. I now have a Linksys
"slug" running debian. Huzzah and all that. A "minimal" fix to
this would be to document the issue in a way that reminds users to
modify their .ssh/config file in this manner if their site's
security policy allows it. If it is not permitted for some reason,
then if there is a way that the ssh server on the in-progress
system can do this keep alive, it might result in fewer surprises
and less end-user frustration.
It pays to read the documentation... Look what I discovered while
browsing the wiki for an unrelated problem!
As noted at
There is an option in the server configuration file /etc/ssh/
sshd_config you can set
that will do what you need.
Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which, if no data has
been received from the
client, sshd 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
Maybe this could be set for installations? It's not a good idea to
set it for the installed config file, for just the kind of security
reasons Del alludes to above. But it could save some long-running
installations on difficult to access (physically) machines.