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Currently, RSA is still recommended as a gold standard (strong, wide compatibility) ed25519 is good (independent of NIST, but not compatible with old clients. Server is usually providing more different host key types, so you are targeting for compatibility. The order of priority in the client config is from the stronger to less strong, but more ...


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The client can specify the hostkey algorithm it prefers with the option HostKeyAlgorithms in ssh_config or ~/.ssh/config or on the command line. man ssh_config on your system to see the default HostKeyAlgorithms preference for your version of openssh. The server will use the first key type which is on the client's list and exists on the server. If you ...



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