SSH with Visual Host Key


All of you have used SSH to a large extent during your Red Hat Linux Training or RHCE Training or RHCSS Training.

You all know that when you connect to a remote server using SSH, you’ll need to accept some random key if that remote server is already not known to your machine.This message helps you ensure the remote system isn’t being impersonated by another system.

However, its very difficult for us to remember that long string that identifies the remote server’s public key.

To make the key’s fingerprint easier to remember, enable the “visual host key” feature. You can enable this in your SSH config file or just specify it as an option while running the SSH command.

Here is a illustrated example of using ssh with visualhostkey feature enabled.

SSH with Visual Host Key

SSH with Visual Host Key