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Bug 18598 - ssh-keygen -l does not work for dsa keys
ssh-keygen -l does not work for dsa keys
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-10-07 08:05 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-10 17:47:56 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-10-07 08:05:18 EDT
I am running  2.2.0p1-2 but this also seems to occur with 2.1.1p4-1.

While ssh-keygen -l -f .ssh/identity.pub works fine by printing the
fingerprint and id, it does not work for dsa keys.

Running ssh-keygen -d -l -f .ssh/id_dsa.pub produces the message
".ssh/id_dsa.pub is not a valid key file".
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-10 17:47:51 EDT
The ssh-keygen tool doesn't know how to read DSA keys.  We're testing a possible
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-11-20 12:50:09 EST
The fix appears to work correctly and will be included in the upcoming errata.

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