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autossh - Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels

Update: version 1.4c disables the "gatetime" behaviour when -f is used, updates the list of OpenSSH options it knows about, and adds some fixes to configure.

Previous update: version 1.4b fixed a bug in polling, added a max lifetime option and a compile-time option to touch the pid file on each connection test.

Previous update: version 1.4a fixed a some Makefile bugs and an bug when creating a pid file.

Previous update: version 1.4 fixed a few bugs, added options to have autossh create a pid file and send a small custom message to the remote echo service, and gave autossh basic autoconf support.

FEATURES

FUN

DEFICIENCIES

BUILD

If you use OpenBSD or FreeBSD, autossh is available in the ports tree, and as a package that can be FTP'd down. Cygwin and some Linux distros also have it available as a package.

To build from source:

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