ssh host v client regarding keys

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Feb 16 18:17:08 UTC 2015

On Mon, 2015-02-16 at 08:03 -0600, C de-Avillez wrote:
> The copying can be done with 'ssh-copy-id' [1]; this script will put
> the public key in the correct place (if not already there).

It's clever, it works, but IMHO setting up authorized_keys is something
best done carefully, by hand, one key at a time.

Obviously use ssh-copy-id if you feel comfortable doing so, but I can't
recommend it to someone who is still unsure which ends of a connection
get which key parts...

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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