– ssh helper program for host-based authentication
is used by
to access the local host keys and generate the digital signature
required during host-based authentication with SSH protocol version 2.
is disabled by default and can only be enabled in the
global client configuration file
is not intended to be invoked by the user, but from
must be set-uid root if host-based authentication is used.
environment variable is set to value other than
the OpenSSL random generator is reseeded from
The number of bytes read is defined by the SSH_USE_STRONG_RNG value.
Minimum is 14 bytes.
This setting is not recommended on the computers without the hardware
random generator because insufficient entropy causes the connection to
be blocked until enough entropy is available.
first appeared in
Ox 3.2 .
An Markus Friedl Aq [email protected]