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OpenSSH client refuses to use a new key file

After generating a new ssh private key (id_rsa) on one server and distributing it across a server network, one server is failing to use the new key, and falls back to password authentication instead. ...
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Can I change the filename of my ssh public/private key pair?

I created a public/private key pair: ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "[email protected]" I gave a different key file name than id_rsa since I wanted to create a new separate key from my normal identity. I gave ...
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Does the right half of the rsa public key matter?

In a public key file "id_rsa.pub" generated by ssh-keygen, does the part after the == matter? I ask because when I changed "[email protected]" to "root", it seems to still work. More generally, I ...