Bug #82431 Workbench TCP/IP over SSH connection ping is missing
Submitted: 3 Aug 2016 17:04 Modified: 3 Feb 2018 17:22
Reporter: Oli Sennhauser Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:6.3.6 OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: firewall, ping, ssh, TCP/IP, workbench

[3 Aug 2016 17:04] Oli Sennhauser
Description:
When customer uses TCP/IP over SSH connection the Workbench connections often fails or hang after a while of idling so that workbench has to be restarted completely.

This is cumbersome to work with.

We expect that the workbench connection is cut by the firewall in the middle.

Thus it would be useful that workbench sends some kind of ping every few minutes so firewall thinks, that there is still some traffic on the connection.

How to repeat:
open connection, wait for some time, try new query

Suggested fix:
send ping of tcp/ip over ssh connections or let us specify if ping is required and how often ping is sent.
[3 Feb 2018 17:22] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the feature request.