[K12OSN] Dumb SSH question

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed May 5 19:27:09 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 13:24, Duane Wilson wrote:
> Hi all,
> 	When I ssh into my K12ltsp server from somewhere new it says
> The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
> RSA key fingerprint is 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00. 
> (not the real string)
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
> How do I find the RSA key fringerprint on the server to compare with so 
> that I can avoid a man-in-the-middle attack?

After you have done this the first time, you'll have an entry
in ~/.ssh/known_hosts with the name of the server and this
fingerprint.  This should be the same as what you see the
next time from a new location.  Subsequent times from the
same location, ssh looks up the entry in known_hosts itself.

 Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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