ssh-keysign - ssh helper program for hostbased authentication
ssh-keysign is used by ssh(1) to access the local host keys
the digital signature required during hostbased authentication with SSH
protocol version 2.
ssh-keysign is disabled by default and can only be enabled
in the global
client configuration file /etc/ssh/ssh_config by setting
ssh-keysign is not intended to be invoked by the user, but
See ssh(1) and sshd(8) for more information about hostbased
Controls whether ssh-keysign is enabled.
These files contain the private parts of the host
keys used to
generate the digital signature. They should be
owned by root,
readable only by root, and not accessible to others.
are readable only by root, ssh-keysign must be setuid root if
hostbased authentication is used.
ssh(1), ssh-keygen(1), ssh_config(5), sshd(8)
ssh-keysign first appeared in OpenBSD 3.2.
Markus Friedl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OpenBSD 3.6 May 24, 2002
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