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Re: db.debian.org/password.html : Why ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub to setup OpenSSH for RSA

On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 19:50 +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Recent openssl issue lead me to http://db.debian.org/password.html and
> > made me wonder why script example uses DSA key while main text only
> > talks about RSA key.
> The text talks about RSA keys as they are preferred over DSA keys.

I assume Osamu was confused by the fact that this paragraph mentions RSA

> > |                                               use SSH RSA Authentication to
> > | access the servers. To setup OpenSSH for RSA you need to first generate a
> > | private RSA key using ssh-keygen and select a good passphrase for it. Then send
> > | the public portion of the key to the LDAP directory:

and then suggests using the following:

> > | gpg --clearsign < ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub | mail change@db.debian.org

in order to send your /RSA/ key :) (I'd guess the preceding text
mentioned DSA at one point).


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