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User@host in a SSH-RSA public key

What role does the user@host that often appears at the end of a public ssh-rsa key play? Is it necessary? Does if serve any purpose in the authentication, or is it simply a record of who and where ...
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Impossible to connect ssh /root/.ssh/known_hosts': No such file or directory

I can't connect to my server with ssh. I have already started a session with ssh but i know if i quit this session, i won't be able to connect again to my server. ssh root@genese.com ...
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1answer
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passwordless scp without keys

I am looking for some option that will allow me to accept files from any server using SCP command. I am aware of the process of creating password-less logins. But what I am looking for is an option on ...
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How do I validate a RSA ssh public key file (id_rsa.pub)?

Are there any command I can verify the public key (id_rsa.pub), just the format only Sometimes I have added a new linebreak, sometimes the file missed the ssh-rsa prefix, so are there any command to ...
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RSA keys - virtual hosts

Setting up passwordless ssh for multiple users has proved to be kind of a pain. Currently I'm the single user of this Ubuntu 10.04 LTS VPS. I was able to establish a single RSA passkey under my ...
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3answers
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I created an RSA key but SSH keeps asking the password

On my Mac, I created an RSA key with ssh-keygen -t rsa and saved it as .ssh/authorized_keys on the target server (Ubuntu). I put this in server's /etc/ssh/sshd_config: PubkeyAuthentication yes ...
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How do I import a RSA SSH key into GPG as the _primary_ private key?

I currently have a SSH key that I've used for a while and I'd like to start using GnuPG with a new keyring. However, given that I've used my key for ages, I would like to still use that key in GPG as ...
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1answer
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Setting up RSA with multiple users

I've recently set up a server, and I've set up RSA authentication on said server. My question is, how do I set up RSA authentication for different users? As of right now, the only user that has RSA ...
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Any point using Denyhosts for SSH when only RSA key logins are allowed anyway?

Right, so if I can only SSH into my box by having the appropriate RSA keys configured, is there any point in using Denyhosts for SSH as well? Or is Denyhosts only looking at keyboard-interactive / ...
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1answer
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Can you make default client key length larger for ssh-keygen?

When users employ ssh-keygen to create RSA key pairs, the default key length is 2048 bits. You can override that on the command line with the -b argument, but few users will bother. As mentioned in ...
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SSH keys: why is id_rsa larger than id_rsa.pub?

My private key (~/.ssh/id_rsa) is a 1766-byte file, but my public key (~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub) is only 396 bytes in length. Why the massive difference? Is it because the private key is encrypted using AES? ...