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Re: OpenVPN & Debian Stretch




Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 12:29:02AM -0000, Dan Purgert wrote:
>> Dan Ritter wrote:
>> > On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 07:42:58PM -0400, Wayne Sallee wrote:
>> >> Has anyone set up OpenVPN with ssh-keygen -t rsa ?
>> >> 
>> >
>> > Technically, you can do that.
>> 
>> ssh-keygen generates ssh keys, not x.509 certificates ... 
>
> An x.509 cert contains an RSA key signed by a CA. openssl can do
> the signing, at which point you've half-reimplemented easy-rsa.
>
> -dsr-

Sure - but it just seems silly to use ssh-keygen, then openssl to
convert it to the right format when openssl (or the easy-rsa wrapper
thereto) can do all the work for you in one go.


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