prompt to update a host key

Scott Neugroschl scott_n at
Sat Mar 16 08:32:19 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 password.

What about deleting the hostkey from known_hosts?

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