View Full Version : Generating SSH1 RSA host key

25th July 2007, 02:12 PM
Hello all,

I am having a problem on my machine .... when it boots up ... it FAILS at the boot up part where it is
trying to "Genrate SSH1 RSA host key" ... as a consequence I am unable to ssh into anything .

Can anyone suggest some advice??
Thanks and take care

25th July 2007, 04:30 PM
I'm far from being an expert on the subject of SecureSHell managment, but you might try manually generating a ssh public key for your machine with this command:

ssh-keygen -t dsa

Follow the prompts. Use the default filepath to save the key in and you'll need to enter a 'passphrase' in the process, twice. Don't forget this passphrase. Hope this helps. If not, post the outcome here.


Edit: Another thought. If you have SELinux set to 'enabled', set it to 'permissive' and see if that affects any changes for the better. I've found that SELinux = enabled mucks up a lot of stuff unless and until you learn how to configure things specifically to work with it enabled.