My Best Teaching Is One-on-One


Of course, I team teach and do special lessons, etc.


But my best work in the classroom is after the lesson is over --
going one-on-one,
helping individual students with their assignments.


It's kind of like with computer programs, walking the client through hands-on.
The job isn't really done until the customer is using the program.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

reminder -- ssh fingerprints

This is a quick reminder to myself about connecting via ssh to various sites, such as with subversion or other source code repository tools.

When the site lists its fingerprint as something like

SSH2/RSA     2048     86:7b:1b:12:85:35:8a:b7:98:b6:d2:97:5e:96:58:1d

(Note, I am not trying to mirror keys here. If anyone reading this needs the keys for some site, such as the one I linked to above at one point, that person should go to the site itself, and complain loudly if keys can't be found.)

That format is the old, less secure MD5 format.

Go into the ssh configuration file for the user, probably something like


and add or uncomment this line:


But be sure to comment it back out when done, so you use the more secure protocol options instead.

(Should edit this when I'm awake again to add the site specifier line, which partially mitigates the problem of choosing the less secure protocol options. And otherwise say more sensible things.) 

(Also need to complain loudly to said site about not publishing the SHA256 fingerprint keys yet.)

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