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ssh config file

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I have a RedHat distribution of linux installed (FedoraCore1) on my home machine and am looking for an ssh config file in ~/.ssh/config.   However, I cannot find this file on my machine.   Isn't this thing preinstalled or do I have to download or obtain it in some other way?   How can I get this file?   Please let me know.
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By copying, do you mean moving the same exact file to ~/.ssh/?   In that case, do I create a dir called .ssh?   Or do I copy and paste the content to a new text file and name it config and place it in ~/.ssh?

I am not sure of your copying process since I don't have a ~/.ssh directory on my machine and it sounds like it's not something I should be creating...
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the .ssh directory will be created the first time you use ssh, scp, or sftp.  You can create the directory before using any of the SSH client programs with:

cd ~/
mkdir .ssh
chmod 700 .ssh

In general, the defaults in the sitewide ssh_config file are suitable for most users. Before going to the trouble of creating a personal config in .ssh/config I'd suggest that you go through the global config and see if yu really need any customizations.

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k.   i'll try that, thanks.
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