Hex string following key path

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Tue Aug 27 08:02:50 EST 2013

It's a pointer to the key in memory. You can't use it for anything except

On Mon, 26 Aug 2013, Dragos Ilie wrote:

> Hi,
> Can somebody explain what is the hex string following the path to the
> RSA key used for authentication? For an example, see last line in the
> debug snippet shown below.
> debug2: service_accept: ssh-userauth
> debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
> debug2: key: /Users/blah/.ssh/id_rsa (0x6fef81c1d114)
> How is that value generated? Is it something I can also do from the
> command line? First, I thought it is the fingerprint of the public key
> (as in ssh-keygen -l), but that's not it.
> Regards,
> Dragos
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