Re: Which SSH key types (RSA,DSA,1024,2048,...) recommended/most widely used?

Peter Insold wrote:

When I generate SSH keys then a couple of different types are
possible, e.g.

SSH-1-RSA 2048
SSH-2 RSA 2048
SSH-2 DSA 1024

If I have to select (only) one of them: Which is the recommended type?
Which is the most used (for Solaris/Linux target SSH server/computer)?


One offers more security than the other in the type, or protocol. Don't
use SSH1, unless you have to. man ssh-keygen will explain more. I
can't really say what one is "most used", it depends on what you need
to use it for, but RSA 2048 is better than DSA 1024 (though you can
specify larger, though it is debatable if that's really any use).
Either are absolutely fine, use whatever one you like, so long as it's
SSH 2.
Not really a wanna-be, but I don't know everything.

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