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Re: salsa SSH fingerprint




Ian Campbell writes:

> On Thu, 2018-03-01 at 13:40 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:23 PM, Alberto Luaces wrote:
>> 
>> > Great! After passing those keys trough `ssh-keygen -lf`, I get the
>> > confirmation I was  looking for.
>> 
>> Why do you need ssh-keygen when you can just add the ssh key to your
>> known_hosts file?
>
> One way to add the key to the known_hosts is to say "yes" when ssh asks
> you if the fingerprint matches and that command shows you the
> fingerprint for you to match the one ssh prints against. Perhaps a bit
> roundabout compared with just appending the key to the file, but not at
> all unreasonable IMHO, and certainly better practice than saying yes
> without checking.

That is the exact reason.  Being used to run things like `ssh-copy-id`,
I lost the habit of manually copying and pasting keys myself :-)

-- 
Alberto