maximander wrote:
> Hello all, i just discovered that the known hosts file seems to only
> store the server finger prints for distinct *hostnames/IPs*, not
> hostnames/IPs and ports, meaning i can't ssh to a multiple boxes on
> the same host even if they have different ports. Every client other
> than the one shipped with openSSH seems to work fine, presumably
> because they store fingerprints by hostort combinations rather than
> only by host. Would it be possible to modify the openSSH client to
> also store fingerprints by distinct host *and* port?


In the mean time, check out the CheckHostIP and HostKeyAlias options in
the ssh_config(5) man page.

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