Request: Please incorporate Hideaki Gotos Watchdog patch into OpenSSH

Peter Lowe pgl at
Thu May 2 21:37:02 EST 2002


Hideaki Goto has written a patch for OpenSSH that adds heartbeat and watchdog
functions to OpenSSH:

The heartbeat function sends an SSH_MSG_IGNORE packet every <n> seconds to
the server, and the watchdog function checks incoming packets only to see if
the connection has been interrupted.

Where I work, all Internet connections go through an HTTPS proxy. Without
this patch, I wouldn't be able to stay connected to any outside servers
at all, because the proxy's timeout is about 30 seconds.

Please incorporate this patch into OpenSSH proper -- it's very very useful.
I'm sure there are plenty of people in the same situation that would benefit
from it.


Peter Lowe.

Litres of beer drunk in the Czech Republic so far this year: 5923793.26

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