[CentOS] SSH Key length

Tue Apr 29 04:48:05 UTC 2008
Joseph L. Casale <jcasale at ActiveNetwerx.com>

>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.

I see, how does one manipulate the keys used for data encryption after auth during file transfers for instance?