ControlPersist and multiple X11 forwarding.

John Davidorff Pell johnpell at
Tue Jan 30 08:40:56 EST 2007

Good afternoon!

I've been looking for a way to avoid having to keep my "master" ssh  
session open while I have others open. This is particularly a pain  
when my "master" is an scp connection.

After searching the archives, I came up with this thread  
"ControlPersist and multiple X11 forwardings." However, I can't find  
anything saying that it was incorporated or not, or what has  
happened. The last reply to this thread was in 2005.

Unlike the originator of the thread, I don't have a patch to offer,  
only a request to make:

I would find the ControlPersist option very useful, but I would find  
a slight alteration even more useful: an option to background the  
"master" process *so long as there are open channels*. I don't want  
an open ssh connection just hanging around, but I also don't like an  
extra, useless xterm left open doing nothing at all while another  
window has something going.



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