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


       lsh-keygen [OPTION...]


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       information on lsh, please see it's Texinfo manual (see the SEE ALSO section).

       Generates a new private key for the desired algorithm and security level and write  it  on

       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 Möller <>.

       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), ssh-conv(1)

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

              info lsh

       should give you access to the complete manual.