Tectia Client supports also the OpenSSH-style known_hosts file that
contains the public key data of known server hosts, and reads the file by
default from the default location, from the user-specific file
$HOME/.ssh/known_hosts or from the system-wide
/etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts. Both hashed and
plain-format host keys are supported.
In case you wish to define other files to be used for the known host keys,
you can specify the files in the Connection Broker configuration file
ssh-broker-config.xml by using the
known-hosts element. Several file locations can be defined
to be checked for known host keys, and the Connection Broker will read them in the
order they are defined in the
file. Since the configuration file settings will override the default
behaviour, you need to define also the default locations of the OpenSSH-style
known_hosts file, in case you want them all to be read. For example:
<general> ... <known-hosts path="/home/username/.ssh/known_hosts" /> <known-hosts path="/etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts" /> <known-hosts path="/home/.ssh2/hostkeys" /> <known-hosts path="/u/username/.ssh2/hostkeys" /> </general>
You can disable OpenSSH known_hosts file handling by defining an
known-hosts path="". After this, only the
Tectia-related hostkey directories will be used.
The OpenSSH known_hosts file is never automatically updated by
Tectia Client. New host keys are always stored in the Tectia
$HOME/.ssh2/hostkeys directory or in the directory configured
as the last one in
ssh-broker-config.xml. See known-hosts for details.