apparent ssh_config fascism

Markus Friedl markus at
Mon Nov 18 21:12:01 EST 2002

On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:03:42PM -0600, Ben Lindstrom wrote:
> Because man 'ssh-keysign' says:
>  	     [..] Since they
>              are readable only by root, ssh-keysign must be set-uid root if
>              hostbased authentication is used.
> So it does the user no good to enabled it if ssh-keysign is not setuid.

but that's not the reason. the sysadmin might now want you to use
the hostkey, so she has to decide if ssh-keysign should be

having the sysadmin remove the sbit is not an option, so it's
controlled by the config file.

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