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Old 08-07-2013, 05:12 AM
AlexT AlexT is offline
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Allow SSH keys to be of type ECDSA (rather than only RSA and DSA)

RFC 5656 defines elliptic-curve (ECDSA) key formats (host and user) for use with SSH-2, and associated ECDH key exchange methods. OpenSSH has supported these since 5.7. Most government agencies (USA, Russia, France, et al) have already switched from RSA/DSA to ECDSA.

SecureCRT does not currently support these ("Unknown file format"). That's unfortunate since it prevents users from exclusively switching to the more secure key format.

See here for more:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news...curity-crisis/
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