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