OpenSSH with "resumable" functionality

Jeremy Nickurak jeremy at
Thu Jun 10 04:25:30 EST 2010

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 12:20, Bob Proulx <bob at> wrote:

> Having said what I said I do note that you say "transparently resume
> forwarded streams" and will respond with ... no.  For the protocols I
> use it for that isn't needed.  And no it doesn't.  It will spawn a new
> ssh process which will open a new port forward connection.  In use
> with screen it will resume the terminal session and you won't know the
> difference.  Using it with vnc or nxclient the previous session will
> be resumed and you won't know the difference.  But I realize that it
> isn't the same as transparently resuming a previously opened TCP
> connection already with data flow in progress.  But I think few
> applications really truly need that level of resume.  If I needed that
> I would go with a /dev/tun solution.  Personally for that purpose I
> recommend OpenVPN.  That works well but is a heavier and relatively
> more complicated solution.

That's consistent with my understanding :) I'm not interested in screen/vnc
sessions, i'm interested in long-running arbitrary tcp connections... and it
sounds like there's at least a couple implementations that make that work in
a very light-weight way.

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