gabriel rosenkoetter on Mon, 22 Jan 2001 22:17:12 -0500

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Re: [SLE] Re: [PLUG] ssh rsa authentication troubles

On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 09:18:14PM -0500, MaD dUCK wrote:
> SSH protocol 2 does not support RSA anymore, it's now using DSA.
> however, OpenSSH 2.x.x can speak SSH1.x with clients that are SSH1.x,
> and then it uses RSA. but whenever i was speaking to clients that are
> capable of SSH2, OpenSSH would use SSH2 and therefore not know
> anything about RSA keys.

Um... then how am I using a very RSA, old key with OpenSSH 2.2.0 to
connect to various OpenSSH servers?


ambriel:~% strings .ssh/identity
ambriel:~% ssh -V
SSH Version OpenSSH_2.2.0 NetBSD_Secure_Shell-20001003, protocol
versions 1.5/2.0.
Compiled with OpenSSL (0x0090581f).
ambriel:~% ssh uriel
Last login: Mon Jan 22 20:00:43 2001 from uriel.eclipsed.
uriel:~% ssh -V
SSH Version OpenSSH_2.1.1, protocol versions 1.5/2.0.
Compiled with SSL (0x0090581f).
Connection to closed.
ambriel:~% ssh allspice
Last login: Mon Jan 22 14:18:12 2001 from cinnamon.cs.swar
allspice:~% ssh -V
SSH Version 1.2.26 [sparc-sun-solaris2.6], protocol version 1.5.
Standard version.  Does not use RSAREF.

I believe you're having the problem, but I'm telling you I am *not*
also having it.

Is it possible your problem is actually with RSAREF-generated keys?

OpenSSH cannot use that, but it can (and does, to the best of my
knowledge) use RSA.

> now i have DSA keys for my hosts and once i updated OpenSSH to 2.3.0,
> ssh-agent and ssh-add work as expected with RSA and DSA keys, although
> a bit awkward.

I'd guess so.

> does anyone know how to add both, RSA and DSA identities with only one
> password query, considering that the passphrases for both keys are
> identical?

Nope, but I don't have to.

       ~ g r @

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