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Re: OpenSSH not closing idle sessions.

Richard Hector wrote: 
> On 9/04/19 12:14 PM, timothylegg wrote:
> > I have two residences and one
> > has a port forwarding issue.  I want to make an SSH tunnel to the
> > other site.  If I am at one place for multiple weeks, it's asking too
> > much for the SSH tunnel to stay live that long (I've seen many
> > complaints of SSH connections dropping).  I want to put it on a
> > periodic cron job, but if I don't answer into the tunnel within 30
> > minutes, it becomes idle and drops off.  Every hour a new tunnel is
> > initiated.  The old session must either be closed or expire else I'll
> > have multiple SSH sessions live simultaneously.
> Have you considered using a VPN instead of SSH tunnelling?
> Eg I have OpenVPN set up to my parents' place, so that I can do
> (automatic) backups of their system.
> I did run into issues with address space conflicts (I can't renumber
> either end), so in the end I did it all with IPv6, but you might not
> need that.

If you love SSH: autossh.

If you want the easiest VPN config: wireguard (currently available
only in unstable, but known to work in stable)