[IndiChix] [ann] (A) vote results, (B) move to new server.

VidAyer vid at svaksha.com
Tue Feb 10 02:47:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 7:33 AM, Radha <radha.nitt at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have a public key, I do not know how to create one right now.
> Can any of you tell me how to create it(pointers would do)? Else I
> would learn and do it by this weekend! Real busy with work right now!
> :(

1. Open a terminal and type the ssh-keygen command.
2. It will ask you for a file in which the key should be saved (just
type yes or enter)
3. It will ask for a passphrase (password) for the key.
4. Example :
radha at localhost: $ ssh-keygen -t dsa
Generating public/private dsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/radha/.ssh/id_dsa):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in id_dsa.
Your public key has been saved in id_dsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
16:8e:e8:f2:1d:c9:b9:cf:43:9a:b3:3c:c1:1f:95:93 radha at localhost

....where, localhost is the name of your machine.  Your private key is
available at /home/radha/.ssh/id_dsa and a public key at
/home/radha/.ssh/id_dsa.pub. The passphrase is used to protect your
key so keep it nice and long (try not to forget it and if you attend
the next meet i'll tell you why :)).  The most important part <==
NEVER send the private key to anyone.

> Sorry which steps are we taking about here? Can you point me to that
> mail please?

I suppose Ram is referring to the mail he sent to the list about the
content retrieval process. Not sure if this is it :

> Yes! We can start this once main server is up!

You go :)

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