Re: Compromised host keys

From: Conor Daly (
Date: 11/05/03

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    Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 21:02:38 +0000

    On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:46:22AM +1300 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
    Jim Cheetham thought:
    > I have a set of machines at a hosting provider (I won't name them at
    > this stage), and have just noticed that the host keys on all my machines
    > are identical (actually, the whole ssh config directory is identical).
    > I am presuming that this is a 'feature' of their build environment, and
    > I have to assume that other customers of theirs with the same
    > OS/version, also have the same keys.

    Have you root on these machines? If so, why not just make new keys? If
    not, ask hosting provider to make new keys.

    Don't know enough about attacks to answer your actual question...


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