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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.





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: