Inconsistent server/client configuration

Markus Friedl markus at
Thu Oct 25 01:39:01 EST 2001

On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 05:10:43PM +0200, Hans Werner Strube wrote:
> Thank you, now I see your point. But then the configurability of the
> server hostkey files seems to be rather superfluous, since they are
> usually the same as for an ssh client on this same machine.


you might want to start a sshd with a different hostkey

or with just one hostkeys.

remember that the primary use of hostkeys is _server_ authentication.

i agree that switching from the default hostkey makes hostbased
authentication hard, but there's no easy way to fix this and 
hostbased is not the primary method.


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