Can we have better ssh fingerprint collision messages?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Mon Nov 11 22:15:29 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:11:57PM +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 11.11.2013 23:05, schrieb Bruno Wolff III:
> > On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 23:03:04 +0100,
> > "valent.turkovic at" <valent.turkovic at> wrote:
> >> I really enjoy working with ssh on Ubuntu just for this simple reason,
> >> they have user friendly ssh fingerprint collision messages:
> > 
> > I get these messages when I change host keys
> no you do not, you get this one
> > The authenticity of host '[srv-rhsoft]:22 ([]:22)' can't be established.
> > RSA key fingerprint is 4d:64:fa:f7:78:ac:f2:2d:59:4d:59:35:5d:a2:ca:70.
> > Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?

I don't think so.  That's the one I get when there is no host key yet
associated with a host.


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