please tell me why this is stupid

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Sep 2 13:55:18 EDT 2011


Bob Sneidar wrote:
> If both ends support OpenSSH then can't you simply get the public key for the machine the first time you connect and store that? But then of course, a wipe and reinstall of the OS hoses that. Apple computers natively support it, but Windows XP does not. (Not sure if Vista or Win7 have caught up yet).

Ah, but there's the rub:  this is a consumer app, and one in which once 
in a while it will be used by the same person on different machines, 
requiring them to set up certs on each machine.

Ever try to explain how to set up an SSL cert to an end-user? ;)

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