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Old 02-18-2003, 05:09 PM   #1
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SSh Keys

I have a rather odd question..

I have a host box that I want to generate an SSH key here on my client box to put in /root/.ssh/authorized_keys2 in order for me to simply ssh -1 -l root hostmachine

On my local box I don't have any file in .ssh so when I run ssh-keygen -l I get file does not exist. I created it yet then it said its not a public key file.

I'm using RH8.0 and have successfully done this many time on other machines however am stumped on this one. Is there something different I need to do w/RH8?

Old 02-18-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 30 is the public keyfile for SSH version 1. It is more perforated than an average honeycomb. I would suggest disabling it on the server side ( /etc/ssh/sshd_config ) for starters.

Now, we're left with ssh version 2. You can either generate RSA keys (~/.ssh/id_rsa and ~/.ssh/ ) or DSA keys( in similarly named files ). Use ssh-keygen -trsa ( or -tdsa ) respectively on the ssh client side.

append your public key files to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the SERVER side. You should be good to go.
Old 02-19-2003, 09:09 PM   #3
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Try this article; its well written.


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