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Re: RFS: autossh - Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels

On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 03:03:56PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Filippo Giunchedi <filippo@esaurito.net> [2002.12.24.1358 +0100]:
> > i've just packaged a small but useful program, autossh. I didn't
> > file an ITP since packaging autossh took me only half an hour to
> > complete.
> That's not a reason not to file an ITP.
i see, next time i'll file also the ITP :)
> > Name: autossh
> > URL: http://www.harding.motd.ca/autossh/
> > Version: 1.2c
> > Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1), ssh
> > Description: Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels
> >  autossh is a program to start a copy of ssh and monitor it, restarting it as
> >  necessary should it die or stop passing traffic. The idea is from rstunnel
> >  (Reliable SSH Tunnel), but implemented in C. Connection monitoring is done
> >  using a loop of port forwardings. Backs off on rate of connection attempts
> >  when experiencing rapid failures such as connection refused.
> Wouldn't this be better done with a package like runit or the like?
yes, it would be done but I think it's too intrusive since autossh is a
standalone program.  
> Whatever, will you give me a URL where I can download the .diff.gz
> file that was created during the package creation? I'll sponsor you.
Sure, as I wrote on RFS package is available at


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