AutoSSH problem

Greg Freemyer
Mon Jun 4 15:38:00 GMT 2018

On Thu, May 31, 2018, 4:58 AM Germain Le Chapelain <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am experiencing troubles trying to set up a reverse SSH tunnel:
> I have installed AutoSSH as such:
> cygrunsrv.exe -I AutoSSH -p /bin/autossh -a "-M 20000 -R
> *:5900:localhost:5900" -y tcpip --type auto -e
> Now, it works great, except if the ssh service at would
> become unavailable.
> In this case, the service stops.

If you're still having problems:

I've had it working for about 4 years.  I've set it up on at least 4
different windows PCs.  WIN7 and WIN10.

I changed jobs 6 months ago so I no longer have access to any of the computers.

But I did write-up my notes as a blog post:

Key section of the write-up for your issue assuming your SSHD server is Linux:

4) Tweak the sshd_config on the server

By default openSUSE enables “AllowTcpForwarding” and “TCPKeepAlive”.
Verify they are either commented out or set to “yes” in

Set “GatewayPorts yes” and “ClientAliveInterval 300” in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Also make sure they are not commented out.

restart sshd to get the config values to be re-read:    sudo systemctl
restart sshd.service


Maybe that will help.

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