updating your ssh keys (e.g., DSA to RSA)

Jim Meyering jim at meyering.net
Wed Aug 20 15:08:57 UTC 2008

I updated from an old ssh dss key to an RSA one and wrote privately
about it a few months ago.  Here's an edited version that might make
the switch safer and less tedious:


In particular, it links to this Perl script


that has helped me through the transition.

P.S.  if running this
  ssh-add -l|grep DSA
prints the fingerprint of a DSA key that you use,
then you really should switch, too.

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