Monthly Archives: March 2015

PuTTY – Network Error: Software caused connection abort


You are using PuTTY and you frequently receive the following error:


  1. Start Putty
  2. Load your connection settings if you have them saved
  3. Click on “Connection”
  4. On the section that says “Sending of null packets to keep session active”, Changed it to 5 seconds. 300 seconds may be better if network outages are your problem, read below for details.