Openssh : keys generated on ssh server or ssh client
Posted on 2011-03-08
Q1 : basic question:
I have a Windows 2003 running Openssh server & a Linux box (ssh client).
The Linux box is the one that initiate sftp/ssh/scp connection to the Windows
box. I would like to use key authentication, so are the private+public keys
generated (ie ssh-key-gen) on Windows 2003 or on the Linux box?
If the keys are generated on the Windows 2003 Openssh (Ver 3.8p1-1), can
someone provide the steps to generate the keys & how should the key be
added/processed on the Linux box to enable the Linux box to ssh into the
Windows 2003 box using the keys (ie no password needed)
If the keys are generated on the Linux box (RHES 4.5), what's the command
to generate the keys & how should the keys be added/installed on the
Win 2003 box so that the Linux (ssh client) can ssh into the Windows box
without password (ie keys authentication