Written by anton the 3 Sep 12 at 23:29.
Screen is essential when using ssh from a place with unstable internet connection or running long jobs on a server. It might be a good idea to automatically start screen on an Ubuntu server when logged in with ssh.
you might want to use screen on bash everytime (I do), and using a stable internet connection (I do 50% of the time since I use SSH from home to connect my home server) and in this case, it's plain annoyance (the do you want a nested session)
But when I do so from someplace else, I just love when screen starts and gets me a nice remote environnement.
So the automation is not a good idea, the current option seems a good compromise even if I'm not 100% satisfied.
Maybe having a screen like feature with only persistance capabilities (even if it messes up remote X proxy (the -X -Y options)