| Authentication Commands
ip ssh crypto
Console#delete public-key motorola dsa
This command generates the host key pair (i.e., public and private).
ip ssh crypto host-key generate [dsa | rsa]
dsa – DSA (Version 2) key type.
rsa – RSA (Version 1) key type.
Generates both the DSA and RSA key pairs.
The switch uses only RSA Version 1 for SSHv1.5 clients and DSA Version 2 for
This command stores the host key pair in memory (i.e., RAM). Use the
command to save the host key pair to flash memory.
Some SSH client programs automatically add the public key to the known hosts
file as part of the configuration process. Otherwise, you must manually create a
known hosts file and place the host public key in it.
The SSH server uses this host key to negotiate a session key and encryption
method with the client trying to connect to it.
Console#ip ssh crypto host-key generate dsa
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