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 I take that entry and transform it into the known_hosts format please?

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    It probably would be a lot easier to just use ssh-keyscan on your *nix box to generate a know known_hosts file. But +1 anyway. I suspect converting it would probably involve taking the base16 value from the registry and converting to to base64, which seems to be the format in known_hosts. But there must be some other changes required also. – Zoredache Jul 22 '14 at 19:14
  • It seems @Zoredache is probably correct. At least according to the source code the host fingerprint should be compatible with OpenSSH. – heavyd Jul 23 '14 at 5:41

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