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Remote Host Identification Warning

posted Apr 20, 2012, 12:41 PM by Felix Wong   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:22 PM by Reuben Castelino ]
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@  WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @
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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!
Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
It is also possible that the RSA host key has just been changed.
The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
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Please contact your system administrator.
Add correct host key in /home/[username]/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending key in /home/[username]/.ssh/known_hosts:1
RSA host key for ras.mydomain.com has changed and you have requested strict checking.
Host key verification failed.

The CSIF has resolved this warning so it should never appear again when remotely connecting to any CSIF lab computers using SSH. If you have seen this error before and were unable to resolve it, then pelase refer to the Remote Computing section of the CSIF FAQ.

If you have resolved this error after reading this, but continue to get this error or get this error at a later time when connecting to any CSIF lab computer, then pelase contact us.