SSH Key length
"Joseph L. Casale" <jcasale@ActiveNetwerx.com> wrote:
What are the ramifications to a large key length when using pub/priv keys
for ssh authentication.
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.
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