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Thread: SSH: what's the difference between RSAAuthentication and PubkeyAuthentication?

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    SSH: what's the difference between RSAAuthentication and PubkeyAuthentication?

    (These are settings in /etc/ssh/sshd_config )

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    Re: SSH: what's the difference between RSAAuthentication and PubkeyAuthentication?

    RSAAuthentication is for SSHv1 keys
    PubkeyAuthentication is for SSHv2 keys

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    Re: SSH: what's the difference between RSAAuthentication and PubkeyAuthentication?

    These might be what the settings are in the sshd_config file - but I think both can use either RSA or DSA style keys. Do a wikipedia search on RSA and DSA -- these represent the mathematical model on how the keys were constructed.

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