Simon Haddon simon at
Thu Apr 11 15:16:43 EST 2002

I remember that RH 7.2 chnaged the config file to use .known_hosts2 and 
that they turn of the newer SSH 2 for some reason.  I think that if you 
look in the config file you will see a line that enables SSH 2 with 
RSA/DSA keys otherwise it continues to only use SSH 1.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 11/04/02, 2:37:32 PM, Damien Elmes <resolve at> wrote regarding 

> "Chris L. Bird" <bird at> writes:

> > Jarrad,
> >
> > The only part that could be a problem is in /etc/sshd_config - the
> > rhostRSAAuthenication line try setting it to yes and see if it reads
> > from it.
> >
> > You will also need to setup a authorized_hosts file for no password
> > logons.
> >
> > I hope it helps, am not an SSH expert so can someone else confirm if
> > this is what he is after?

> Yes, that's basically right. know_hosts is merely for identifying the 
> signatures of servers. authorized_keys(2) is the place you put public 
RSA/DSA keys
> in. and you'd almost certainly want that in your home directory, not as a
> site-wide configuration (permissions on the directories play a part as 

> The original poster needs to return to the man page and read a little 
> carefully. :-)

> --
> Damien Elmes

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