SSH Connection Unstable during Heavy Loads

From: Buck Turgidson (
Date: 11/17/04

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 09:48:53 -0500

I have a linux machine which I access remotely. Sometimes, when the box is
heavily loaded, or I am running an intensive process, my ssh connection to
it drops, and then I have to wait about 15 minutes for the firewall to let
me back in.

I have ClientAliveInterval set to 120 in sshd_config.

Any hints on what could be causing the drops, and how to avoid them would be