OpenSSH Clearing RSA fingerprints ?
Posted on 2011-03-23
I'm connecting from my windows box to a remove ubuntu box using putty - SSH session. When I first connect i get the putty alert about accepting the new server host key and also shows the RSA fingerprint. I've accept the key so everytime I make a ssh server it works without the prompt and I can login to the linux box
What I want to know is how do I delete this key on the server so when I use my pc to connect remotely the prompt comes up again. I've tried to delete the fingerprint id from known_hosts and restart the SSH server but I connected straight away Essentially I want to clear all entries on the server so my PC would be given a new key
The odd thing is even after I've delete all the entries from the Know_hosts file I can still connect via ssh to the server ? Shouldn't it record a new fingerprint ?
Hope this makes sense Your input would be most appreciated