Why am I being disconnected from my Linode after a few minutes of inactivity?

Linode Staff

Anytime I leave my Linode inactive for a few minutes, I am disconnected from my SSH session. How can I increase this interval so I don't need to log in so frequently?

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We typically find that connectivity timeouts are a result of a setting in place for the SSH client as opposed to the Linode itself, but there are a couple of things you can do to narrow down the cause and fix this issue. For your Linode, adding a line to /etc/ssh/sshd_config that states ClientAliveInterval 60 should prevent you from seeing a timeout error. The same can be done on your local computer. Both options are described in this article.


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