- ssh helper program for host-based authentication
is used by
to access the local host keys and generate the digital signature
required during host-based authentication with SSH protocol version 2.
is disabled by default and can only be enabled in the
global client configuration file
is not intended to be invoked by the user, but from
for more information about host-based authentication.
These files contain the private parts of the host keys used to
generate the digital signature.
They should be owned by root, readable only by root, and not
accessible to others.
Since they are readable only by root,
must be set-uid root if host-based authentication is used.
If these files exist they are assumed to contain public certificate
information corresponding with the private keys above.