Manual Page for ssh_config

Dirk Gouders gouders at
Wed May 7 20:11:31 EST 2003


I am using OpenSSH on a FreeBSD box
(OpenSSH_3.5p1 FreeBSD-20030201, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090701f) 
and I noticed that the manual page for ssh_config probably needs to be
fixed.  The manual page says that the default value for the parameter
HostKeyAlgorithms is "ssh-rsa,ssh-dss" but that seems to be wrong,
because ssh only uses RSA-Keys in my .ssh/known_hosts if I
explicitly set the parameter with "ssh-rsa,ssh-dss".  If the
parameter remains commented out, ssh doesn't use the already known
RSA key:

WARNING: RSA key found for host somehost.myorg
in /home/somebody/.ssh/known_hosts:1
RSA key fingerprint d9:ea:ea:c6:10:ab:59:92:87:c9:f0:40:d4:b7:9b:77.
The authenticity of host 'somehost.myorg (' can't be established,
but keys of different type are already known for this host.
DSA key fingerprint is 14:cc:25:36:17:77:a9:e2:40:84:5a:03:b7:b1:08:5f.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? no
Host key verification failed.

I already submitted a FreeBSD problem report but I have been told that
OpenSSH is contributed software and that I should contact the OpenSSH

Best regards,


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