Naming conventions for OpenSSH public and private key pairs

A possible naming convention could be implemented with the following guidelines: Remove any information that is not specific to a server or purpose, while ensuring that at least one of the pieces of information (either OpenSSH/PuTTy or private/public) is present in the name. Regarding the format information, PuTTy uses “puttygen” for private keys and provides […]

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Identity removal denied by Ssh add d

The issue arose because the gpg-agent daemon had stored the keys in a file located at a specific path. By removing those keys from the file, I was able to continue using the gpg-agent for remote host authentication without being prompted for a passphrase for unused keys. Use the “list keys” command to confirm loaded […]

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SCP connection established without verification from known_hosts

Feedback Solution 1: In brief, the answer is both affirmative and negative. At the outset, it’s important to clarify the functioning of key-based authentication in SSH. During the authentication phase of the SSH connection, the client utilizes its private key to sign a set of data, which encompasses the session identifier. Subsequently, the client sends […]

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Setting up the default shell launched through OpenSSH on Windows 7

In the sshd configuration for Windows, the default location for configuration data is %programdata%sshsshd_config. Alternatively, a different configuration file can be specified by launching sshd.exe with the -f parameter. If the file does not exist, sshd generates the default configuration at service startup. Windows-specific configuration options using sshd_config entries are provided below, but there are […]

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Understanding the Meaning of SSH Identity

I desire to establish a connection to a remote server using a password. However, the system consistently searches for specific identity files. I have set up the configuration of a file to exclusively utilize password authentication. Additionally, I have included this information in the general file. Despite these changes, the system still persists in searching […]

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Limit on the Quantity of SSH Sessions Permitted from a Server

By modifying the sshd_config file, we can customize the behavior of SSH connections on the server. Before proceeding, make sure you have SSH installed and running, as well as either a Root or a sudo account. In conclusion, that covers everything about MaxSessions in SSH. Please note that before making any changes to the setting, […]

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Terminal Connection Required for Screen Display

The screen feature is necessary for certain tasks like regulating access control via screen commands and assigning permissions to different users on multi-user displays. It is also needed for restarting zombie sessions. To resolve an issue, I modified the line with screen and now it is functioning properly. I am currently using a command to […]

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Packet reading error causes failure in SSH key exchange

When it comes to the client and server lists, the algorithm is selected by the client. To my understanding, the OpenSSH client does not explicitly display the negotiated kex algorithm. However, by examining the lines mentioned, you can observe the client’s supported lists of kex algorithms, encryption algorithms, MAC algorithms, and so on, followed by […]

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