Mosh Mobile Shell ( persistent ssh )


(mobile shell)

Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It’s more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links.

Mosh is free software, available for GNU/Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, Android, Chrome, and iOS.


#12007-10-07 18:40:47

From: City of Kol
Registered: 2006-07-01
Posts: 184

I’m running avahi 0.6.20. When I try to ping other comps on my LAN using ping hostname.local, it shows ping: unknown host. My machine can be pinged to by a Mac, but I can’t ping anyone using avahi. I read  on the Ubuntu wiki that this should work out of the box. Any reason why it doesn’t on Arch? I can see the machines through avahi-resolve-host-name and avahi-resolve-address.

EDIT: solved, thanks to by modifying /etc/nsswitch.conf:

 hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4


hosts: files dns

Some people may experience a slight slowdown in DNS lookups due to this (at least in Ubuntu, I didn’t perceive much difference) according to this bug: … +bug/94940

Last edited by abhidg (2007-10-07 19:01:12)