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Re: [vox-tech] SSH Server.



On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 07:19:30PM -0700, Brad Benedict wrote:
> I want to set up an SSH server, but I'm having problems with the RSA
> keys.  I've been reading the man page, but I'm not really getting it.  I
> don't know if I already have, them, or if I need to get them...I don't
> even know what they are.  Can somebody tell me what's going on, and how
> to get an SSH server giong?

In short: use ssh-keygen to create the files. You should have:

primes
ssh_config
ssh_config.dpkg-old
ssh_host_dsa_key
ssh_host_dsa_key.pub
ssh_host_key
ssh_host_key.pub
ssh_host_rsa_key
ssh_host_rsa_key.pub
sshd_config

(The DSA keys may not be needed.) These are cryptographic keys that identify
your machine so that when you connect from another machine you know that you
are connecting to the right server, not a decoy spoofing your address set up
by an evil hacker to capture your password. (This is a common ploy.)

-- 
Henry House
OpenPGP key available from http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc

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