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Old 11-18-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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How to delete public & private keys for SSH?

Is there a way to delete public & private keys that were created using the following command?

ssh-keygen -p -t rsa
Can I just delete the files the keys are stored in? (And which ones would those be?) I don't really want to experiment and create problems, so advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
Old 11-18-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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read it, or just scroll down to the 'files' section...
Old 11-18-2004, 01:27 PM   #3
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Still not sure if deleting those files is kosher, but I figured out a simple workaround:

I just uninstalled and reinstalled ssh, and it's all good now.



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