Friday, April 29, 2016

Upgrade your SSH experience with Mosh

I am a remote developer who relies on SSH to wrangler code and servers.

On top of this, part of my day is spent from a secure off-the-grid location where it's a pure miracle high speed wireless internet exists. With this miracle comes the reality of latency. Typical ssh latency over wimax in my location is about 400-500ms. Not unbearable, but it is not the same as having a wired connection.

Enter mosh. Mosh is an ssh replacement, more robust and responsive especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links.

I installed from git, and as advertised, it just worked. In fact, since it issues the ssh command, if you are using a *nix based system, your configured ssh connection alias will also work.

Happy moshing!

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