Host Key for Macintosh

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I need to change the host key in Transmit because my hosting web server changed SSH settings.  Where can I find the host key on Mac OS X Tiger?
Question by:RHeideman
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    In your home folder is a hidden folder called ".ssh" - inside that folder is a file called "known_hosts". In that file is a line that starts with the address of your server - just delete that line and it will be recreated the next time you try to connect to the server.

    If you're not comfortable with the command line, you can go to Finder, select "Go to Folder..." from the Go menu, and enter "~/.ssh" in the box. Open the "known_hosts" file in your favorite text editor and remove the line corresponding to your web server.

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