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       lsh-keygen - Generates a keypair and write it on stdout.


       lsh-keygen [OPTION...]


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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.


       -a, --algorithm=Algorithm
              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

       --log-file=File name
              Append messages to this file.

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress all warnings and diagnostic messages

              Detailed trace

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose diagnostic messages

       -?, --help
              Give this help list

              Give a short usage message

       -V, --version
              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 <>.


       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
       for details.


       The  lsh  program   suite   is   written   mainly   by   Niels   Moller

       This   man-page   was   written   for   lsh   2.0  by  Pontus  Freyhult
       <>, it is based on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen
       (Ray) <>.


       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),

       The full documentation for lsh is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info  and  lsh  programs  are properly installed at your site, the

              info lsh

       should give you access to the complete manual.