# If your SSH public key is not named <code>~/.ssh/id_rsa</code>, your SSH client may not automatically find it. You can specify the identity (private key) file using the <code>-i</code> argument to the SSH command.}}
With other SSH clients: # Your key must be in OpenSSH format when you send it to your professor; this format is used by the default SSH client on Mac OS/X and Linux as well as PuTTY. If it is in SSH2 format, used by some other client programs, you can convert it with this command on a Linux system with OpenSSH (such as Matrix):
ssh-keygen -i -f ~/.ssh/''SSH2_PUBLIC_KEY_FILE''.pub > ~/.ssh/''OPENSSH_PUBLIC_KEY_FILE''.pub
Your professor will do this automatically as part of the key processing; however, you will need to manually perform this step for any keys that you append to your <code>~/.ssh/ authorized_keys</code> file (s).
== Disconnect/Reconnect Ability ==