Subject: Re: Generating ssh_host_keys?
To: Todd McDaniel <email@example.com>
From: Chris Pinnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2001 10:07:00
On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 10:28:48AM -0500, Todd McDaniel wrote:
> I'm back. Somewhere in all my tinkering netatalk started working. Now
> I'm fighting with sshd. How do you generate the server host keys?
> I've been trying to find the info on the net, but they all assume
> you'll be make'ing from scratch. I tried to use ssy-keygen, but it
> complains about the format.
> The docs on the NetBSD site don't mention then, so it seems it should
> generate them on it's own...
For 1.5 onwards, if you have "sshd=YES" in your /etc/rc.conf file
then the host keys should automatically be generated on boot or by
running "/etc/rc.d/sshd start".
Alternatively, I think you can start key generation with
If you need to do it manually, something like:
/usr/bin/ssh-keygen -b 1024 -f ssh_host_key -N ''
/usr/bin/ssh-keygen -d -f ssh_host_dsa_key -N ''
should do the trick.