[Bug 1971] New: ssh-keyscan should default to ecdsa or ecdsa,rsa

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             Bug #: 1971
           Summary: ssh-keyscan should default to ecdsa or ecdsa,rsa
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 5.9p1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: ssh-keyscan
        AssignedTo: unassigned-bugs at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: jay at jay.fm

Now that ssh defaults to preferring ECDSA keys, ssh-keyscan should
default to looking for them.  Otherwise, naively following the 5.7
release notes and doing a keyscan on all your hosts is WORSE than
ignoring the release notes; you've just created RSA keys for all your
hosts, and if you  ssh to any host for which you don't already have an
ECDSA key, you'll get the confusing

Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'www.example.com' differs from the key
for the IP address ''

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