OpenSSH

SSH VisualHostKey

SSH VisualHostKey

If you connect to a other system via ssh and you like to see the fingerprint visual, like:

Host key fingerprint is cf:2c:2e:f6:d4:d4:50:0f:bb:25:89:ec:84:c0:93:f2
+--[ RSA 2048]----+
|   ...   .o      |
|  . +. o.. +     |
|  +  .. +o+ o    |
|    E  o. .+     |
|       .S .      |
|        .o       |
|       .  o      |
|    o o  .       |
|   . +oo.        |
+-----------------+

Use this in the command line:

-o VisualHostKey=yes

or in the .ssh/config

VisualHostKey=yes 

Links:

http://www.dirk-loss.de/sshvis/drunken_bishop.pdf

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