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protect the known_host file from writing - good or bad idea?

I want to protect the known_host file from writing So I want to perform the following steps on my Linux red-hat server Cp /dev/null /root/.ssh/known_hosts chattr +i /root/.ssh/known_hosts I want ...
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Known hosts file keeps getting deleted

Have a weird issue where my known_hosts file is getting deleted periodically. Is there any way I can watch the file to see what may be deleting it? Any OSX logs that can be monitored to see what might ...
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Host angularjs.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

My MacBook Pro OSX 10.9.4 has network problems now, and I cannot figure it out what is causing the problem. Today I am not able to access angularjs.org with any browser, but I can access other ...
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Cent OS 6 - Do I need to restart a service after updating .ssh/known_hosts

After updating my .ssh/known_hosts file do I need to restart a service? I tried service ssh restart but it gives ssh: unrecognized service.
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How to convert Putty registry entry to known_hosts format?

Using Putty, I connected to a remote host. As this was a first time me doing so, as expected, ssh key was added. Google helped me find registry entry, but it is not in a known_hosts format. How can ...
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How to make my ssh client quietly accept both an RSA and an ECDSA entry in known_hosts?

I have a host with both an RSA and an ECDFA host key. I need the RSA key (never mind why) but when I use my command-line SSH client, it gets the ECDSA key by default. I allowed that one to be written ...
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SSH: known host with dynamic address

I need to connect to a host with a dynamic IP address. Every time its IP changes, SSH prompts me the fingerprint validation thing: The authenticity of host '...' can't be established. RSA key ...
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Copying known_hosts between computers?

Connect to a server using OpenSSH_5.9p1 OpenSSL 1.0.1, and it stores a .ssh/known_hosts that's of the format: |1|wwwwwwwwwwwwwww=|wwwwwwwwww= ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 AAAAAAAAAA+AAAAA= Then copy that ...
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How do I extract fingerprints from .ssh/known_hosts?

My laptop has a well-populated .ssh/known_hosts file. I'd like to leverage that when connecting to remote hosts from my desktop, since tracking down the fingerprints can be a real chore. However, I ...
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Create a new known_hosts file for openSSH in windows

So i have OpenSSH in windows 7 at a university and i am basicly having this problem: When i first use SSH it is trying to create the known_hosts file on my university network drive H: But this is ...
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known_hosts file doesn't get populated anymore

I had a populated known_hosts file. I was editing it and for a split second I saw a permission error when I saved it. I went to check what the error was and the known_hosts file was blank. Now if I ...
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Where does Putty store known_hosts information on Windows?

How do I tell if Putty already knows about and has cached credentials for specific ssh servers?
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Can I use ssh host key verification with a round-robin DNS?

I'm logging into a server based on a round-robin DNS hostname -- "login.example.com" could go to any of a number of servers. Ideally, I'd like to be able to update my known_hosts file such that ...