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After installing a server, I want it to connect to a remote host and add its host key to ssh without asking for confirmation, inside a script. Can I do so by passing the expected fingerprint to the client?

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use ssh-keyscan

ssh-keyscan <Server_Hostname_or_ip_address> >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts

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I guess there is no way to make a check on the fingerprint then... – Penz Aug 22 '13 at 20:28

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