Very handy to use.
Open ~/.ssh/config file (ssh client configuration file). If you need system wide settings add to /etc/ssh/ssh_config file:
$ vi ~/.ssh/config
Append following code to reuse ssh connection for all hosts:
- controlmaster auto: Set controlmaster to auto
- controlpath /tmp/ssh-%r@%h:%p: Specify the path to the control socket used for connection sharing. In the path, ‘%h will be substituted by the target host name, %p the port, and %r by the remote login username. It is recommended that any ControlPath used for opportunistic connection sharing include at least %h, %p, and %r. This ensures that shared connections are uniquely identified.
You can also match any host in the 192.168.0.[0-9] network range with following pattern:
For any host in the ".co.in" set of domains, reuse the connection:
Save and close the file. Now connect as usual,
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, time you connect again it will use connection socket /email@example.com:22 to speed up things. You don't have to input password or anything else. You need one connection to be active for the second to be accelerated. This also works with scp / sftp etc:
$ scp /path/to/file.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/tmp
Welcome if still its not working on your machine.
You can have ~/.ssh/config file configured as
Comments welcome !!!