ssh, after successful login, I keep getting Write failed: Connection reset by peer

July 25, 2015 4.9k views
DigitalOcean Configuration Management Ubuntu

It is unworkable. Ubuntu, NY 2. Am I the only one? What can I do?

2 comments
  • Does the terminal freeze when this happens?
    Does the message show instantly when you join, or does it show after a few seconds?

  • Hello,

    The terminal does not freeze, and it does not happen instantly. Sometime, I can work normally for a few minutes, but it keeps happening. Time span can be somewhere between 30 seconds and 5 minutes before the connection fails.

    Thank you for reply

1 Answer

Hi @protagonist

In that case, try editing a couple of files.

On the server edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config (using nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config for example).
Find the line which says ClientAliveInterval and increase it to something like 600.

On the client edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config (using nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config for example).
Find the line which says ServerAliveInterval and increase it to something like 600.

If those lines are not in the files already, just add them like this:

ClientAliveInterval 600

and this:

ServerAliveInterval 600
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