timeout in a ssh connection

I have a droplet and i am wanna build a image with docker, but the connection with server expire and lock my terminal before completed the dependencies installation from angular project. What can i do?

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Site Moderator
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June 23, 2022

Hello there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, The ClientAliveInterval parameter specifies the time in seconds that the server will wait before sending a null packet to the client system to keep the connection alive.

Once the changes are made, you can reload the ssh daemon and give it another try.

  1. systemctl reload sshd


DigitalOcean Employee
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June 22, 2022

Hello there,

We understand the SSH Connection times out frequently when working on your application. You can make the following changes in the sshd_config file and try once again.

Host *
    ServerAliveInterval 300
    ServerAliveCountMax 2

KeepAlive yes
ClientAliveInterval 300
ClientAliveCountMax 2

Kindly restart the SSH service after making the changes check if it works. You can also reach out to our Support so that our technical agents can assist you further.

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Lalitha

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