OpenSSH Key Storage

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Sat Feb 2 06:10:09 EST 2002

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 01:26:15PM -0500, Carson Gaspar wrote:
> --On Friday, February 01, 2002 10:08 AM -0500 Nicolas Williams 
> <Nicolas.Williams at> wrote:
> > SSH RSA/DSA keys are nameless. Whatever name the server tells the client
> > it has seems to me should be suspect.
> Of course it's suspect. Which is why the client must validate the host key. 
> Possesion of the key material _is_ identity, as far as SSH is concerned. 
> Anything else requires a trusted third party. A kerberos KDC is a good 
> trusted third party. A CA is a semi-trusted third party, in my opinion. The 
> global DNS is an almost completely untrusted third party. Which one do you 
> propose using?

I proposed nothing :)

But I do use Kerberos (with OpenSSH too).

> -- 
> Carson

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