Re: how to examine ssh problem
On 04/08/11 09:15, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
Alan Chandler<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> (I actually have loads of these in my config file for all different
> combinations of username and host - I also tend to make different key
> pairs for each host which is why I am specifying an IdentityFile in
Why? The asymmetric cryptography employed by SSH is there
precisely to /not/ have multiple “secrets” on the side of the
party being authenticated.
1) Legacy through a desire to limit issues when I was carrying around
the private key on a laptop,
2) Lack of thinking things through on my part.
What I should really do is consolidate down to one key for my static
desktop and another key I am prepared to dispose of if the device its in
I like to have a private key with no pass phrase to use within the
privacy of my own home. Obviously anything mobile needs a pass phrase
to protect it.