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tilde sign interrupting a remote command line connection.

bacadude asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

I have a wired issue where a tilde sign pops out on the putty window command line when I am logged in remotely to my linux server (RH9). Looks like it gets entered every minute or so, which is very annoying since it messes up what I type on the prompt. What even worse is, that when I edit a file in vi, either this tilde sign or something else interrupts editing session.

My client pc runs windows 7 and it is a first time in years I came across issue like this one.

Any ideas, suggestions, tips greatly appreciated.

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