SSH clarification

Chris Greer cgreer1 at
Thu Aug 24 21:07:05 PDT 2000

I haven't used OpenSSH, but I know the regular ssh has
an shost.equiv for this purpose.

Chris G.

Traveler Hauptman wrote:
> Thank you all for your replies to my inquiry. I realized when I got them
> that I didn't ask the question quite right. I will be the system
> administrator for a small beowulf with a medium number of users who are as a
> rule not experts with unix when they start using the system. I would like to
> set up secure shell so that it works globaly for all users without every
> individual having to set up keys or any other files.
> The OpenSSH man page suggests that this is possible by using a
> /etc/ssh_known_hosts and /etc/hosts.equiv calling it RSA+Rhosts
> Authentication. I am using RPM's for RH6.2.
> Is there anyone out there who has set up OpenSSH to use this type of
> authentication?
> Otherwise I guess I will just write a script to set up the keys during new
> user adds.
> Thanks,
> Traveler Hauptman
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