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Subject: Re: OpenSSH
From: Nick Slager (nicksalbury.net.au)
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 19:53:41 CDT
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Thus spake Ron Smith (ronnetronhotmail.com):
> This is probably a simple problem. I'm setting up 'sshd' on a FreeBSD
> 4.0-RELEASE box, but I can't start '/usr/sbin/sshd'. I get the following
> error message:
> error: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_key: No such file or
You need to generate an RSA host key for the box. Something like:
/usr/bin/ssh-keygen -N "" -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_key
as root should do the trick. If you have ssh_enable set to "YES" in
/etc/rc.conf, the key will be generated automatically on reboot if
it doesn't exist.
-- From a Sun Microsystems bug report (#4102680): "Workaround: don't pound on the mouse like a wild monkey."
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