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what is the benefits of SSH RSA Fingerprint? and how does it different from PGP ?

also how can i use it? are there any tool to do this?


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closed as not a real question by Steven Monday, Iain, Bill Weiss, Zoredache, sysadmin1138 Jan 3 '11 at 19:29

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If you mean SSH RSA finger print, than it is used to verify the host, so if you accept fingerprint once (you should check if it is real one from your machine), than you will be warned if it is changed. Than you can avoid eg. man in the middle attacks. In my opinion, does not matter what kind of finger print is used, but RSA is kind of standard on unix machines.

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