ssh-keygen key conversion questions

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Jun 6 13:12:47 EST 2001

On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Ben Liblit wrote:

> I am left with two questions.  First, the inability to convert
> encrypted commercial keys into similarly encrypted OpenSSH keys is
> unfortunate.  Can anyone give me the standard story on why this
> doesn't work as one might hope?  Is it simply a feature that is
> waiting to be implemented, or are there deeper intractable issues?
> Second, there is one conversion path missing.  How does one convert an
> OpenSSH private key into a commercial private key?

We don't know what format uses to store their private keys and
no one has come forward to reverse engineer it.


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