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Keep PuTTY SSH Sessions from Disconnecting

If you are using PuTTY to interact with your Linux Server(s) for extensive period of time and are frustrated due to disconnecting, when the SSH session turns idle for a certain amount of time (usually ~10 min). To overcome this problem, just use the keepalive feature of PuTTY!

Click on the Connection and enter the 30 (or whatever value which indicates the number of seconds) in Seconds between keepalives (0 to turn off) text box.

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You are done, from now onward, the keepalive feature will prevent your SSH session from disconnecting.

Hope this will help you!

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How to convert PPK file to ssh remote server in ubuntu

To convert the ppk file into openssh standard, we need to install the puttygen tool:

sudo apt-get install putty

Here is the ppk key that we want to convert:

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How to connect to an EC2 instance using Putty

You created an EC2 instance and got private key (with PEM extension)from Amazon. Now, how you can login to your instance with PuTTY? For this, you need to convert the .PEM to .PPK format using Puttygen.

Run Puttygen:

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