Re: Verifying the host fingerprint

From: Craig M. Dupree (cdupree_at_austin.rr.com)
Date: 02/18/04

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    To: Hamish Whittal <hamish@QEDux.co.za>
    
    

    On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 02:43:00PM +0200, Hamish Whittal wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am trying to log into a host and, the first time, it gives me a host
    > fingerprint, asking whether this is the host I am trying to connect to.
    > I know it is, but how do I "REALLY" verify this?

    Contact the admin of the system, offline (ie, phone). Ask him to verify
    that the fingerprint of the key on his system matches what you have
    been presented with.

    Craig


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