[CentOS] SSH Key length

Tue Apr 29 04:12:10 UTC 2008
Les Bell <lesbell at lesbell.com.au>

"Joseph L. Casale" <jcasale at ActiveNetwerx.com> wrote:

What are the ramifications to a large key length when using pub/priv keys
for ssh authentication.

No particular impact, especially for file transfer. The pub/priv keys are 
only used for authentication and a symmetric key is used for encrypting 
traffic during the session. I use a 2048-bit RSA key routinely - if it's 
any slower than a 1048-bit key during the authentication phase, it's not 
noticeable, and it has no impact on file transfer.


--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
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