ssh HostKeyAlias confuses monkeysphere
Consider the following snippet in ~/.ssh/config:
Host foo HostKeyAlias bar
for a host which is not participating in the monkeysphere.
For such a host, when using monkeysphere-ssh-proxy-command, the public keyservers will be queried on each attempted ssh connection (even after a successful connection).
This appears to be because:
- ssh itself will write a line to ~/.ssh/known_hosts, but it will be labeled with bar because of the HostKeyAlias.
- monkeysphere won't be able to find any mention of it in the keyring (it's not in the monkeysphere)
- monkeysphere-ssh-proxycommand won't be able to find it in the known_hosts file because it looks for foo, which is never matched.
excessive keyserver querying is bad behavior, because it causes delays for the users, and puts excessive load on the public keyserver infrastructure.
How can we resolve this?
(from redmine: created on 2008-12-28)