Once I connect to a remote computer using tramp. It connects but tramp keeps trying to open the connection. This is the output that is printed again and again.

 Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell...done
 Tramp: Found remote shell prompt on ‘gnu’
 Tramp: Opening connection for gnu using ssh...done
 Tramp: Opening connection for gnu using ssh...
 Tramp: Sending command ‘exec ssh -q   -o ControlMaster=auto -o   
 ControlPath='tramp.%C' -o ControlPersist=no -e none gnu’

I don't know what's is wrong exactly. Any ideas?

Edit The problem was not really resolved. I looked into recenf as suggested by @MichaelAlbinus. I default recenf but nothing more. My rencenf config is below

(require 'recentf) (setq recentf-auto-cleanup 'never) ;; disable before we start recentf! (recentf-mode 1) For now I'm getting away with C-g until it stop trying to connect.

Then I defined this function when I lose patience.

(defun tramp-refresh () (interactive) (recentf-cleanup) (tramp-cleanup-all-buffers) (tramp-cleanup-all-connections))

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    Have you tried tramp-cleanup-all-buffers or tramp-cleanup-all-connections? If you want to poke around a bit before, tramp-list-connections could be a starting point.
    – p_wiersig
    Nov 30, 2016 at 10:40
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    Do you use recentf? It remembers old connections. Nov 30, 2016 at 13:52
  • Sorry for the delay. Somehow I didn't see your comments. I don't use recentf and tramp-clean-up-all-connection is useful. I guess the problem was with the ssh-agent on the local host. It's working fine now. Thanks.
    – DJJ
    Dec 8, 2016 at 20:40
  • @DJJ: care to elaborate on the problem with ssh-agent? Thanks
    – runejuhl
    Apr 5, 2017 at 7:54
  • @runejuhl. I provided more info in the post. I'll try to post more info when the problem shows up again. :-).
    – DJJ
    Apr 5, 2017 at 8:24


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