Originally Posted by kassie
How can i do this??
Strong passwords have at least 8 characters of this kind:
- small letters a-z
- capital letters A-Z
- numbers 0-9
and even stronger with:
- special characters: + = ( ) * # etc.
Don't use the same password for different logins.
When connection to the server the client checks the fingerprint of the server. if it is new or has changed the client will ask you if you want to accept it.
Check if the fingerprint is correct.
You can get the right value on your server by using
ssh-keygen -l -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key.pub
ssh-keygen -l -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.pub
If the fingerprint is not the same then the changes are that someone is pretending to be your server and would gain the password when you enter it.