Is my ssh session encrypted?

From: Larry Alkoff (nobody_at_nowhere.com)
Date: 05/15/05


Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 14:08:32 GMT

Ssh to to another computer produces an error that "The authenticity
of host can't be established" but it connects if I answer "yes" to the
"are you sure" message.

Also with this new computer it did not ask for my passphrase even
though 'authorized_keys' has been copied over to the remote computer
by floppy to ~/.ssh. However I previously also did

ba@linda ~ $ ssh-agent $SHELL
lba@linda ~ $ ssh-add
Enter passphrase for /home/lba/.ssh/id_rsa:
Identity added: /home/lba/.ssh/id_rsa (/home/lba/.ssh/id_rsa)

How can I tell if my communications to the remote computer are being
encrypted?

What does the the sign-on message "authentiticity can't be
established" mean?

Here is the sign-on session:

lba@linda ~ $ ssh slak100
The authenticity of host 'slak100 (192.168.0.13)' can't be
established.
RSA key fingerprint is
82:cd:ad:5b:55:b4:b7:ef:2b:a3:11:cc:de:06:36:9f.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'slak100,192.168.0.13' (RSA) to the list of
known hosts.

Larry



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