SSH connection keeps dropping

I’ve got a shitty internet connection at the moment. While I’m surfing I can barely notice, but the connection itself keeps dropping. As a result, all my SSH connections drop as well.

Here’s the little trick I’me using:

ssh -o ServerAliveInterval=30

This will force a “I’m alive” signal every 30 seconds – it is enough to keep me connected!

Additionally, if you want ALL ssh connections to have this option you can edit the ~/.ssh/config file:

Host *
ServerAliveInterval 30

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