[svlug] ssh connection reset by peer

Bryan K. Watson bwatson at nettracers.com
Tue Jul 29 00:01:28 PDT 2003

I get around this when I use SSH for ports forwarding by doing this from 
the ssh connection once I login to the host...so this is on the ssh 
server side of the connection:

 ping -i 10 localhost

..just to generate traffic on that channel and keep it alive.  I use IP 
tables as well as nat with a trusted internal ethernet...similar setup.   
When I am in remote using SSH and doing the ping thing, I can stay 
connected all day with no disconnect.  I had the same problem as you did 
before doing this.

Hope this helps as a workaround.

- Bryan K. Watson
- bwatson at netTracers.com 

> > Sampath Ganji wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I am experiencing this problem since I started working from home.
> >>
> >> Server Side:
> >> NAT and Firewalled as in IP Masqurading HOW-TO(eth0)
> >> The internal network however is not firewalled (eth1 is trusted and 
> >> no firewall)
> >> Running on DSL with static IP
> >> Server is for strictly for Internet sharing and Mail purposes, so it 
> >> is a celeron 1GHZ with 256 Meg RAM and 40G HDD
> >>
> >> Client Side:
> >> Comcast Cable - Directly connected
> >> Using cygwin to connect to the server and through
> >>
> >> Initially I connect to the server and from there I again SSH to my 
> >> machine in the LAN. I get the error connection reset by peer and 
> >> connection is closed after about 20-30 minutes of inactivity. Tried 
> >> "unset autologout". I think it was not the problem. I connect to the 
> >> server internally(LAN 192.168.0.*) using ssh from morning to evening 
> >> and it would not drop me even once.
> >>
> >> Please help!
> >>
> >> Thanks

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