[CentOS] SSH Question relating to Public and Private Keys

Tue Apr 15 22:53:43 UTC 2008
Clint Dilks <clintd at scms.waikato.ac.nz>

Clint Dilks wrote:
> Hi People,
> The Linux Environment I am responsible for is using ssh key pairs to 
> allow access to a number or accounts on a number Linux Servers.  I 
> currently have the opportunity to re-design some of this.  So I would 
> like to tap into peoples experiences to see what might be some good 
> changes to make.  Specifically I have a couple of questions
> 1. Currently all of the key pairs we are using have empty passphrases 
> is it worth the effort of changing this and setting up ssh-agent 
> compared to what you gain in security by doing this ?
> 2. At this stage I am going to use RSA Keys of the default size, is 
> this generally the best approach?
> Thanks for any thoughts, and have a nice day :)
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Hi Again people, thank you for all the responses.  You have definitely 
given me something to think about.  Much appreciated :)