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I'm getting some kind of warning when checking my connection to github. Why is it happening and how can I resolve it?

$ ssh -TI ~/.ssh/id_rsa
dlopen /home/ubuntu/.ssh/id_rsa failed: /home/ubuntu/.ssh/id_rsa: invalid ELF header
Hi mediapop/Gnossem-Magazine! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.
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You mistaken options -i and -I of OpenSSH.

From man ssh:

-I pkcs11 - Specify the PKCS#11 shared library ssh should use to communicate with a PKCS#11 token providing the user's private RSA key.

-i identity_file - Selects a file from which the identity (private key) for public key authentication is read.

After -I ssh expects shared library and tries to load your id_rsa as shared library, so it expects ELF header.

In this case you can omit -i because ~/.ssh/id_rsa is default file.

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OH, how very PEBKAC of me. :) –  Kit Sunde Apr 17 '12 at 17:56

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