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Idle SSH Connection Drops? Fix with Keep-alive

One possible solution for dropping ssh connection is to create (or modify) a file name config in your .ssh directory (~/.ssh/config) on your local machine, adding a line

ServerAliveInterval 60

This and plenty of other useful ssh keep-alive tips can be found on The Mad Philosopher's ssh keep-alive post.

For some reason my ssh connections at work stop to respond if I keep them idle for a few minutes. ServerAliveInterval fixed this.