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Autossh is a program to monitor and automatically reestablish SSH connections. It is similar to rstunnel (Reliable SSH Tunnel), but is easier to set up and use, especially for connections to multiple hosts. The program monitors connections by using a loop of port forwardings, and will back off on the rate of connection attempts when experiencing rapid failures (such as connection refused).

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SimplePermissiveNoNonWarrantyJanet Casey21 November 2002

Leaders and contributors

Carson Harding Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use SSH

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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