lsh-keygen - Generates a keypair and write it on stdout.
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Generates a new private key for the desired algorithm and security
level and write it on stdout.
You will usually want to pipe the new key into a program like lsh-
writekey, to split it into its private and public parts, and optionally
encrypt the private information.
DSA or RSA. Default is to generate RSA keys
-l, --nist-level=Security level
For DSA keys, this is the NIST security level: Level 0 uses
512-bit primes, level 8 uses 1024 bit primes, and the default is
8. For RSA keys, it's the bit length of the modulus, and the
default is 2048 bits.
Use the server's seed-file
Print huge amounts of debug information
Append messages to this file.
Suppress all warnings and diagnostic messages
Verbose diagnostic messages
Give this help list
Give a short usage message
Print program version
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or
optional for any corresponding short options.
See the --log-file , --verbose , --trace and --debug options.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
LSH_YARROW_SEED_FILE may be used to specify the random seed file.
The lsh suite of programs is distributed under the GNU General Public
License; see the COPYING and AUTHORS files in the source distribution
The lsh program suite is written mainly by Niels Moller
This man-page was written for lsh 2.0 by Pontus Freyhult
<email@example.com>, it is based on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen
DSA(5), lsh(1), lsh-authorize(1), lsh-decode-key(1), lsh-decrypt-
key(1), lsh-export-key(1), lsh-make-seed(1), lsh-upgrade(1), lsh-
upgrade-key(1), lsh-writekey(1), lshd(8), secsh(5), SHA(5), SPKI(5),
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