What to do when an SSH session hangs because of a network problem

It’s a very basic post, yet still useful!

Sometimes when you disconnect from a network or VPN or have any network connectivity problem in general that affects an established SSH connection to any of your servers, the terminal hangs for quite a while and you most probably just close the terminal and open a new one!

To avoid this, just do the following:

  1. Press Enter
  2. Press Shift + ~
  3. Press .

And the session is terminated without having to close the terminal window, that’s it!


Source: A comment on one of the StackOverflow posts that I can’t find right now!

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Systems Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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