Configure Keepalives on the Unix OpenSSH Client

  • Open your ~/.ssh/config file
  • Add the following:
    Host *
    ServerAliveINterval 900

Configure Keepalives on PuTTY SSH

  • Open PuTTy
  • Select the Connection Category on the left column
  • Enter 900 in the Seconds between keepalives (0 to turn off)
  • Select the Session Category:
    • Input your server settings
    • Select your connection under Load, save or delete a stored session (this is typically Default
    • Click Save 

Use Remote Desktop Solutions

The following Remote Desktop Solutions allow drop and reconnect for long running jobs:

  • tmux
  • X2Go
  • screen

File Storage

WPI recommends you do NOT save any work to the local terminal server machine. Any files saved to the terminal server may be lost once your session has disconnected.

WPI IT recommends you save your work to your WPI OneDrive to ensure no work is lost.