[linux-elitists] telnet weenie frenzy!

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Feb 27 11:16:06 PST 2001

On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 10:23:34AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> It puts up the aforementioned warning:  It warns you when a host key
> has never been seen before, and explains the possibility of an imposter
> host.  And it also warns you about changed host keys, and what they
> could mean if unexpected.

OpenSSH's message when you don't have a host key could be a little 
more informative though.

$ ssh allium
Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.

Other ssh clients show you the host's key signature and give you
a chance to accept or reject it -- OpenSSH just lets you set
StrictHostKeyChecking or not.

Don Marti                                    dmarti@linuxjournal.com
Technical Editor, Linux Journal                         650-962-9601

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