I just have to share this: have you ever been in a situation where the SSH connection locked up, and you were not able to send any more commands? And particularly, you were not able to send commands like
Ctrl+c or similar to close the session?
In such situations I usually had to close the terminal - which is not always fortunate.
But: you can just close the SSH session with an escape sequence: next time, just do Enter+~+. !So just press the enter key, followed by the tilde key followed by the dot - and you should be back to your terminal!
I use SSH on a daily base for more than ten years, but never knew about that!
Read more in the actual SSH documentation.