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03 Jul 2020
 

Immediate broken pipe when connecting via SSH on Gentoo under VMWare Fusion
29 May 2019

Recently when cloning repositories through GitHub I was facing immediate broken pipe issues.

bnt@gentoo ~ $ ssh git@github.com
packet_write_wait: Connection to 140.82.118.4 port 22: Broken pipe

The fix is to change the IP Quality of Service setting to “throughput”.

~/.ssh/config
Host *
  IPQoS=throughput

This is a known issue and being tracked by a bug on the open-vm-tools GitHub repository [link]. I’m running VMWare Fusion 11.0.3 and open-vm-tools 10.3.10 on Gentoo with kernel 4.19.27 and ssh version 7.9_p1-r4.