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Re: cygrunsrv/autossh howto start even the destination address is not reachable yet?


On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 17:57, Matthias Meyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I've running port forwarding in WindowsXP as well as Windows Vista by using
> autossh, running as a service, installed by cygrunsrv.
> cygrunsrv -I service-tunnel -f "secure tunnel for service" \
> Â Â Â Â-n -t auto -y tcpip -O -u $priv_user -w $priv_pwd -p /bin/nice \
> Â Â Â Â-a "-n 10 /bin/autossh -R 12345:localhost:22 \
> Â Â Â Â-M 0 -N -C -i /etc/ssh/id_rsa -p 24
> My problem is:
> If the client have a dialin connection to an internet provider, the internet
> connection isn't established when the autossh service will be started.
> Therefore I get an error message:
> ssh: Could not resolve hostname no address associated with
> name
> How to configure/install the service wether in a way that he waits for an
> established internet connection or in a way that he try again until the
> hostname can be resolved?
> If autossh is started succesfull and I disconnect the internet connection,
> autossh will try again and again until the connection is established again.
> But autossh do not start if the hostname can not be resolved.

I use autossh a lot, although not in a service.

From what I can see, AUTOSSH_GATETIME is your friend.
Add it to the service instalation with -e AUTOSSH_GATETIME=0

Julio Costa

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