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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Tuesday April 12, 2005
03:40 PM

authorized_keys2 (OpenSSH) is obsolete

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The authorized_keys2 file is obsolete. Sadly, I did not get the memo, and this has been causing no end of stress and confusion for me lately. I am glad to finally find out what was going on.

Posted here for anyone else who, like me, apparently lives under a rock.

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  • Turns out this was very old news []. I think what happened is that the authorized_keys2 file (and various other *2 files) were deprecated a long time ago (2001?); the OpenSSH programs continued to check for and recognize the files until recently, when someone finally decided to eliminate the cruft. I think I commend the design decision, although it has certainly caused me annoyance. :) My own fault for not keeping up, though.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers