Write failed: Broken pipe

  • Posted on June 4, 2013
  • forcerAsked by forcer

I’m getting this quite often within Terminal on OSX, then it kicks me off the server, and i need to login again… i think it’s probably the timeout, but it’ happens really quick is there any way i can increase it?

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You can also configure your client to keep alive the connection every n seconds with ServerAliveInterval.

Edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config or ~/.ssh/config and add

ServerAliveInterval 360

It will send a keep alive every 360 seconds. Goes under the Host * directive so it applies to all the boxes you connect to. And that way you don’t need to edit sshd_config on all your servers.

So what would be the recommended settings for these params if say I don’t want my site to go down because of a broken pipe like ever?

You can also configure the server side in the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config edit these params: ClientAliveInterval ClientAliveCountMax