Digital Ocean VM Droplet Keeps on Disconnecting

Posted August 22, 2021 433 views
DevelopmentUbuntu 20.04Customer SuccessDigitalOcean DropletsBuilding on DigitalOcean

I created an Ubuntu VM Droplet and SSH'ed into it to do a couple of projects and test code, after almost every 5 to 10 minutes, the SSH Session periodically disconnects, why is it so? It is really frustrating, I can’t even do anything and can’t progress. Could the Digital Ocean Team address this? Why does it keep on happening, in my experience, only on Digital Ocean, I have never had this problem on any other cloud platform. Thank you

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It’s possible your SSH’s keepalive time means without activity within a timeframe, it disconnects.

If that’s the case, you might need to adjust the keepalive time in your ssh config