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Document ~/.ssh/id_dropbear
author Matt Johnston <matt@ucc.asn.au>
date Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:22:32 +0800
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.TH dropbearkey 1
.SH NAME
dropbearkey \- create private keys for the use with dropbear(8) or dbclient(1)
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B dropbearkey
\-t
.I type
\-f
.I file
[\-s
.IR bits ]
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B dropbearkey
generates a
.I RSA 
.I DSS,
or
.I ECDSA
format SSH private key, and saves it to a file for the use with the
Dropbear client or server.
Note that 
some SSH implementations
use the term "DSA" rather than "DSS", they mean the same thing.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.B \-t \fItype
Type of key to generate.
Must be one of
.I rsa
.I ecdsa
or
.IR dss .
.TP
.B \-f \fIfile
Write the secret key to the file
.IR file . For client authentication ~/.ssh/id_dropbear is loaded by default
.TP
.B \-s \fIbits
Set the key size to
.I bits
bits, should be multiple of 8 (optional). 
.SH NOTES
The program dropbearconvert(1) can be used to convert between Dropbear and OpenSSH key formats.
.P
Dropbear does not support encrypted keys. 
.SH EXAMPLE
 # dropbearkey -t rsa -f /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key
.SH AUTHOR
Matt Johnston ([email protected]).
.br
Gerrit Pape ([email protected]) wrote this manual page.
.SH SEE ALSO
dropbear(8), dbclient(1), dropbearconvert(1)
.P
https://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html