Trouble using an ed25519 ssh key. Server closes connection.
I normally use RSA keys for SSH, but for no particular reason, I wanted to try using an ED25519 key. I made one and added it to my collection of SSH keys. I then spun an Ubuntu 17.10 droplet up and had it use this public key.
The server does not seem happy about this key, however. This is the log from when trying to connect. Any idea what's causing this?
jes@mymachine:~$ ssh -vvv -i .ssh/testservers firstname.lastname@example.org OpenSSH_7.6p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2g 1 Mar 2016 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/jes/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /usr/local/etc/ssh_config debug2: resolving "220.127.116.11" port 22 debug2: ssh_connect_direct: needpriv 0 debug1: Connecting to 18.104.22.168 [22.214.171.124] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file .ssh/testservers type 3 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file .ssh/testservers-cert type -1 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.6 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_7.5p1 Ubuntu-10 debug1: match: OpenSSH_7.5p1 Ubuntu-10 pat OpenSSH* compat 0x04000000 debug2: fd 3 setting O_NONBLOCK debug1: Authenticating to 126.96.36.199:22 as 'root' debug3: hostkeys_foreach: reading file "/home/jes/.ssh/known_hosts" debug3: send packet: type 20 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent Connection closed by 188.8.131.52 port 22 jes@mymachine:~$ ssh-keygen -lf .ssh/testservers.pub 256 SHA256:80Y1v3JofR7j6CGlACM+C4iQlMWff+qIUX5Aje+/lDw jes@mymachine (ED25519) jes@mymachine:~$