Can the SSH Host Key Fingerprint be changed?
Posted on 2008-10-28
We are using IBM Director 5.20.3 for managing our Windows physical and virtual systems. When manually adding (by IP address) Macintoshes running 10.4.11, the system happily recognizes them, accepts the Mac's local administrative username and password for access, and fully supports SSH console connections to each Mac.
However, we have two Macs that are seen by IBM Director as a single system with two IP addresses. Adding one of the two Macs adds it to the list of managed systems normally. Then adding the second of the two Macs, will simply relock the listing of the first, and, once unlocked again, shows both IP address for the one system. The two models in play are totally different--one's a Mac Pro G5, the other a Mac Mini. We have other G5's in the system without issue, but we only have the one Mini.
The Macs were purchased long before my arrival to this organization, so I do not know how they were deployed. It's easy to guess that they were probably imaged, possibly from the same image. Given IBM Director's confusion, there's obviously something indentifying on both systems that makes IBM Director think they're the same system.
My first guess is perhaps the SSH Host Key Fingerprint which IBM Director displays in the system information for the "combined" Macs. All of the other five Macs we've added to IBM Director show unique keys, so if the two Macs in question have the same key, could that be the issue?
If it is the SSH Host Key Fingerprint, or just to rule it out, can someone provide the command lines to change the sshe host key fingerprint? (My expertise is totally Windows, and OS X GUI.)
New York, NY