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Old 09-10-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
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SSH host keys VS SSH keys


Hi.


Is there a difference between SSH _host_ keys and what's refered to as regular SSH keys?

Sounds to me like SSH _host_ keys are the "fingerprint" that one associates with a particular host (and if it changes one should be cautious), while SSH keys are what one use to provide password-less login.


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Old 09-10-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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I like the public/private key scheme in SSH2. Here's a good analysis of keys:
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1806
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:06 AM   #3
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I've scanned through the document you linked to, and it seems to me like my assumption in the first post was correct. Do you agree?
 
Old 09-11-2008, 06:03 AM   #4
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If I reconnect via SSH to a host I have connected to before, and get a host key error, yes, I'd be careful.
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