Keysize mismatch error on host key

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Mar 22 17:39:12 EST 2000

On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Tim G. Farrell wrote:

> Its OpenSSL version 0.9.5 on both the Linux and Solaris sides of the
> connection. If theres something better to run, let me know. 

OpenSSL 0.9.5 works fine for me and most others who have tried it.

> Could the identity files cause an error like this, even though its
> talking about the known_hosts file ? I wonder. I supplied the identity
> files to the other side of the connection, mostly to make it easier for
> them. Maybe they got currupted in transmition.  

Check for linebreaks and other junk that may have got in there.

Perhaps it would be easier to delete the offending lines and allow
an normal ssh connection to fetch the public keys again (after checking
the fingerprints, of course)


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