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::While it doesn't mean the message is <u>secure</u> as anybody could decrypt it with the public key, it does establish my <u>identity</u>, if the host can successfully decrypt the message then it must have come from the one person in possession of the private key.
::We are now going to generate a new set of public/private keys.Students run into a lot of trouble when using ssh and generating key-pairs by performing these operations as root user by Mistake!
Make <u>certain</u> that you are NOT logged in as root!''' (you have been warned!)
<li value="12">To generate a keypair (public/private keys), issue the following command:<br /><b><code><span style="color:#3366CC;font-size:1.2em;">ssh-keygen</span></code></b></li>
<li>That should generate output similar to the following:<br><br></li>