It seems after about 5 minutes an inactive ssh session is terminated. The server is Ubuntu. How can I change this?
On the server, login as root and edit
/etc/ssh/sshd_config and add the line:
Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which if no data has been received from the client, sshd(8) will send a message through the encrypted channel to request a response from the client. The default is 0, indicating that these messages will not be sent to the client. This option applies to protocol version 2 only.
You'll need to restart the
sshd for it to come into effect.
Alternatively on the client edit
/etc/ssh/ssh_config (if you have root and want it for all users) or
~/.ssh/config and add the line: