Questions about OpenSSH public key authentication details

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Mon Jan 14 10:58:10 AEDT 2019

On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 at 03:43, Vistassja Williams (132944w) <
132944w at> wrote:

> [...] Is there anyone here who can provide me
> with a detailed description of how authentication occurs once both the
> ssh client and the server start communicating?  (A link or copy of a
> document describing this would be fine.)
> I can find high-level descriptions of the protocol in RFC 4252, describes the specifics for
RSA and DSA (aka DSS) public key methods. lists the specifications that OpenSSH
implements.  You should probably browse through at least the ones listed
under "Core RFCs".

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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