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Old 03-20-2010, 03:07 PM
lyndhurst lyndhurst is offline
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SecureCRT SSH Problem


Few days ago i could use my computer using ssh to connect a remote host.but now i'm getting this annoying error.

Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
It is also possible that the RSA host key has just been changed.
The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
Please contact your system administrator.
Add correct host key in /.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending key in /.ssh/known_hosts:17

i'm really new at this and i need your help. how can i fix this? i barely tried every solution on the internet but no solution. i'm using windows xp by the way.

thank you for interest.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:49 AM
rtb rtb is offline
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Hi lyndhurst,

It doesn't look like you are having a SecureCRT problem. It appears as though you are using SecureCRT to connect to a remote hostA, and from that remote hostA you are using OpenSSH to connect to another remote hostB. The message you are seeing is a result of the host key, that the remote hostB is presenting, not matching what is currently saved by OpenSSH on the remote hostA. You will need to contact the remote administrator for hostB to determine if this is truly a man-in-the-middle attack, or if the hostkey for hostB has simply changed.

If the hostkey for hostB has changed, then you would need to configure OpenSSH on hostA to use the new hostkey for hostB.

Does this help to answer your question?

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Last edited by rtb; 03-23-2010 at 12:18 PM.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:04 AM
lyndhurst lyndhurst is offline
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i guess that's the answer. i dont know how you understand that i'm connecting on another server to reach my main router but it explains my situation thank you very much.
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