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    Is there a way to make the Windows version of Kermit use pre-existing key files from another version of SSH (for insyance, CYGWIN) when connecting, rather than
    using its own set, which are incompatible with some versions of AIX?

    Bob Rodriguez

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    Robert Rodriguez wrote:
    > Is there a way to make the Windows version of Kermit use pre-existing key files from another version of SSH (for insyance, CYGWIN) when connecting, rather than
    > using its own set, which are incompatible with some versions of AIX?
    >
    > Bob Rodriguez


    Other than perhaps end of line issues, if the Cygwin ssh is OpenSSH,
    then Kermit 95 uses exactly the same file formats.

    Jeffrey Altman

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    Robert Rodriguez wrote:
    > Is there a way to make the Windows version of Kermit use pre-existing key files from another version of SSH (for insyance, CYGWIN) when connecting, rather than
    > using its own set, which are incompatible with some versions of AIX?


    I use keys generated by ssh-keygen. I store them in "C:\Documents and
    Settings\\application Data\Kermit 95\SSH" which is where
    Kermit-95 expects to find them. I make that directory private.

    I then have an alias in my Cygwin shell

    alias ssh='ssh -i ~/Application\ Data/Kermit\ 95/SSH/id_dsa'

    so that Cygwin ssh uses the same actual key file and I don't need
    multiple copies.

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    Robert Rodriguez wrote:
    > Is there a way to make the Windows version of Kermit use pre-existing key
    > files from another version of SSH (for insyance, CYGWIN) when connecting,
    > rather than using its own set, which are incompatible with some versions
    > of AIX?


    What's the problem with AIX?

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    dold@XReXXsshXk.usenet.us.com wrote:
    > Robert Rodriguez wrote:
    >> Is there a way to make the Windows version of Kermit use pre-existing key
    >> files from another version of SSH (for insyance, CYGWIN) when connecting,
    >> rather than using its own set, which are incompatible with some versions
    >> of AIX?

    >
    > What's the problem with AIX?


    There are known problems with the SSHv2 protocol in K95 2.1.3 and
    the more recent releases of the OpenSSH server. However, they have
    nothing at all to do with key files. The known problems are related to
    changes in the SSHv2 protocol that have taken place over the last three
    years. In particular, the negotiation and use of compression is trouble
    some. My private builds have had this fixed for several years now.

    Turning off ssh compression in 2.1.3 is a reasonable work around.

    Jeffrey Altman


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