prompt to update a host key

Jeremy Lin jeremy.lin at
Sat Mar 16 06:16:32 AEDT 2019

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:37 AM David Newall <openssh at> wrote:
> On 03/15/2019 12:49 AM, Jeremy Lin wrote:
> > [...] connecting to hosts where the host key
> > changes frequently. I realize this is a fairly niche use case [...]
> Doesn't StrictHostKeyChecking=no do what is wanted?

None of the StrictHostKeyChecking options currently allow you to use
password auth if the host key has changed. The only way we can log
into a reimaged device is to use the initial default username and

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