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SSH folder random default keys are present
Hi, when I create droplets I use the existing functionality provided on the website to automatically add ssh keys to the new server.
I can see my keys are added under /root/.ssh/authorized_keys. That works fine.
However, I have noticed that the /etc/ssh folder has some of it`s own default keys which I never put there.
I cannot delete them because the
sshd config defaults to them.
\#HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key \#HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key \#HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key
At the same time I cannot change the config to point to
/root/.ssh/authorized_keys file as it complains about invalid format.
I could not find any documentation explaining the scenario.
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