On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 11:28:27PM -0500, Frank Knobbe wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-10-24 at 17:28, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > Okay, I'm stumped. Just need to get ssh keys working. I have FBSD-5.1 web 
> > server with
> > sshd running. I have a workstation running W2K with WinSCP3. I have tried 
> > Puttygen to 
> > create the keys and copied the key to .ssh directory on FBSD, renamed it 
> > authorized_keys
> > but it don't work. I then ran ssh_keygen on the BSD box, but don't know 
> > what to do with the 
> > two files it created, there are no instructions about that part in the man 
> > file. Does anyone
> > have a how-to on settup of ssh between w2k and fbsd?
> I'm not aware of a How-To, but you have to create the files on FBSD.
> Then copy them to Putty. There should be an option in Putty to convert
> the OpenSSH keys to Putty keys. Once converted, they will work.
> See the Putty Help files of web site for more info.

Yes -- the Windows SSH clients generally use the SSH2 key format from
the commercial SSH corp. ssh program.  The key files are stored in a
different format to OpenSSH, but the keys themselves are compatible
over the wire when connecting between different SSH variants.

You can convert keys from commercial SSH programs to OpenSSH format
using ssh-keygen(1) with the '-i' flag, or as Frank says, some of the
Windows clients will accept OpenSSH format key files.



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