Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary. Now with pictures!
- Posted on
- Paul Mueller
May 15, 2009, 6:24 am
rate this thread
Re: Are OpenSSH and Putty generated SSH keys compatible? Default extensions?
The native format for keypairs is different, but PuTTYgen can freely
interconvert between OpenSSH's and its own formats.
See the PuTTYgen documentation for more information:
PuTTYgen's default extension for keypair files (which contain private
key material) is .PPK. The PuTTY suite doesn't have a "native" format
for public key files.
OpenSSH, deriving as it does from a Unix background, doesn't really use
Windows-style file extensions. Key files are traditionally called
id_rsa.pub (for the public key) and id_rsa (for the keypair), for the
example of an RSA keypair.
I don't know about other implementations.
- » channel #: open failed: administratively prohibited
- — Previous thread in » Secure Shell Forum
- » ssh on command line: force using a group size (prime size) of 1024 (and no...
- — Newest thread in » Secure Shell Forum