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Re: ssh key authentication
From: Kelly Martin <kel () securityfocus com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 16:26:44 -0500

Jorge JJ wrote:
When you want a ssh authentication by a public/private key. You must
leave the public key on the server and the private key in the
client... ¿how does the authentication work? ¿is the private key send
to the server (ahhh!!!)? and the best question where i can find
information about this... when i have this type of question where have
i look?

Brian Hatch wrote some very good articles on this back in late 2004, and it still works the same today:

SSH Host Key Protection http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1806
SSH User Identities http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1810
SSH and ssh-agent http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1812

Using keys with SSH is a very good idea.

best regards,

kelly


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