> -----Original Message-----
> From: joel d [mailto:joelgroup@gmail.com]=20
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 3:26 PM
> Hi,
> I am running into a problem trying to setup OpenSSH 3.6.1 on FreeBSD
> 5.3 release. I am connecting via clients (both ssh on BSD and WinSCP
> on Windows).=20
> When I test the server with "sshd -ddd", I get an error back from the
> server which reads:
> debug3: Not a RSA1 key file /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key

The file name above indeed does not appear to be a RSA1 key. In fact the =
name (whether accurate or not) states the key to be DSA.

Here is an example of my host keys and the relevant entry in my =

$ ls /etc/ssh/*key

$ grep -i key /etc/ssh/sshd_config
# HostKeys for protocol version 2
HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key

On my host, I support ssh protocol 2, so I only have DSA and RSA host =
keys. If I had an RSA1 host key it would read like this in my =

HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_key

With that said, it is best practice to use only protocol 2.