autossh - Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name autossh
Package version 1.4d
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 119 B
Download size 29.74 KB
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autossh is a program to start an instance of ssh and monitor it, restarting it
as necessary should it die or stop passing traffic. The idea is from rstunnel
(Reliable SSH Tunnel), but implemented in C. Connection monitoring is done
using a loop of port forwardings. It backs off on the rate of connection
attempts when experiencing rapid failures such as connection refused.


Package Version Architecture Repository
autossh_1.4d-1_i386.deb 1.4d i386 Debian Main
autossh - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
openssh-client -
ssh-client -


Type URL
Binary Package autossh_1.4d-1_amd64.deb
Source Package autossh

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install autossh deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install autossh




2014-09-13 - Axel Beckert <>
autossh (1.4d-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Fix -M example in man-page. (Was introduced by 030_manpage_fix.diff.)
Thanks Rhalina!
* Logcheck: Also ignore restart and timeout messages (LP: #1282447)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes)
2013-05-16 - Axel Beckert <>
autossh (1.4c-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Merge debian/autossh.dirs and debian/dirs
* Rename autossh.lintian-overrides to lintian-overrides
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9 to make use of the following
- dh_clean will delete toplevel *-stamp files
- dh_installchangelogs will guess at what file is the upstream
changelog if none is specified
- dh_auto_{configure,build} pass dpkg-buildflags automatically
* Revamp debian/rules:
- Use dh_auto_{configure,build,clean}
- Drop manual DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE and DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE handling.
- Use debian/links instead of "ln -s"
- Finally switch to a minimal dh7 style debian/rules file
* Switch to source format "3.0 (quilt)"
- Drop build-dependency on quilt
* Add patch to properly pass LDFLAGS
- Fixes lintian warning hardening-no-relro
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes)
* Apply wrap-and-sort
2011-11-19 - Axel Beckert <>
autossh (1.4c-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream bugfix release
- Drop patch 000_configure_with-ssh_fix.diff (applied upstream)
- Refreshed patches 010_override_cmdline_port.diff and
- Removed hunks from patch 030_manpage_fix.diff which have been
applied upstream, refresh the rest.
* Add recommended build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules,
fixes lintian warning debian-rules-missing-recommended-target.
* Add lintian override for package-contains-broken-symlink (as that
symlink points to a file from a dependency)
* Make debian/rscreen to also work with tmux.
+ Install symbolic links rtmux and ruscreen (for enforcing UTF-8) to
+ Mention debian/rscreen in debian/copyright.
* Make debian/rscreen and its symlinks source /etc/${BASENAME}rc and
* Make debian/rscreen honour -h and --help, make usage message more verbose.
2011-07-25 - Axel Beckert <>
autossh (1.4b-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-Depend on openssh-client to allow configure to find the path to
the ssh binary.
2011-07-25 - Axel Beckert <>
autossh (1.4b-5) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainers (Closes: #605423)
+ Move to Git (new Vcs-* headers)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes)
* Add "Enhances: openssh-client, ssh-client"
* Move from cdbs+simple-patchsys to debhelper+quilt
+ Refreshed all patches and added descriptions
+ Update build dependencies appropriately
+ Install autossh and autossh-argv0 via dh_install
+ Install logcheck stuff via dh_installlogcheck
+ Use dh_autotools-dev_*config instead of manually handling
* Remove deletion of no more created directories and files
* Install (slightly modified) example script rscreen to /usr/bin
(LP: #410357)
* Do not link against libnsl (fixes dpkg-shlibdeps warning)
* Add README.source from /usr/share/doc/quilt/ to make Lintian happy

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