SSH and GPG Keys

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Wed Jun 1 04:34:08 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 12:26:47AM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> It's almost certainly not using your GPG keys. I, at least,
> have never heard of such a thing. It's using whatever keys
> you have in ~/.ssh/id* . If you don't have a ~/.ssh, I think
> it falls back to your password ... yes, I just confirmed
> that.

Two related bits of advice:

1) Running ssh with the '-v' (verbose) option is quite handy
for figuring out which method of authentication is being
used when.

2) To generate a .ssh directory, you'll want to run the
ssh-keygen(1) command.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at
+(617) 308-5571
PGP key:
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