Personally, I remove all permission to anyone other than the owner on
all of the files in there (chmod og-rwx), but by default here is a
listing (OpenSSH_4.3p2):

$ ls -lh .ssh/
total 16K
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ben ben 599 Mar 20 2006 authorized_keys
-rw------- 1 ben ben 672 Sep 26 00:19 id_dsa
-rw-r--r-- 1 ben ben 601 Sep 26 00:19
-rw-r--r-- 1 ben ben 1.6K Sep 13 23:43 known_hosts

Also note that the id_dsa* files are only there if you generated them,
usually with ssh-keygen.

Benjamin Koren

Reg Clemens wrote:
> I know I have a listing somewhere that shows what the permissions should be
> on the files in $HOME/.ssh , but cant find it for the life of me.
> Can someone PLEASE point me at such a document, or just show what the
> permissions should be.