Authorized_keys file size limit - SSH

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  1. Authorized_keys file size limit

    I would like to know how many RSA keys we can write in the
    authorized_keys file.
    I know it will depend on the size of the RSA public keys but can I
    have an example with 1024 length RSA public keys.

    Thanks


  2. Re: Authorized_keys file size limit

    On 2007-08-09, BNF64 wrote:

    > I would like to know how many RSA keys we can write in the
    > authorized_keys file.


    I think that will depend on your filesystem type rather than on SSH.


    > I know it will depend on the size of the RSA public keys but can I
    > have an example with 1024 length RSA public keys.


    You'd have to keep it well below 2^1024 keys to make sure that 2 of
    them did not have the same modulus (meaning one user could determine
    another's private key).

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    Elvis Notargiacomo master AT barefaced DOT cheek
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