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  Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 5/71)
by Anonymous Coward (158.64.153.152) on Sun Jun 15 09:37:48 2008 (GMT)
  Thanks, for your work!

I tried it, but you still have to get used to it. I'm not sure these graphics are easy to remember ...

+--[ RSA]---------+
|.o |
|... |
|= ... |
| = ... |
|+ . .ES |
|.. o ..o . |
| . o ..+ o o |
| . o o. . = . |
| . . . o |
+-----------------+

+--[ RSA]---------+
| .. . |
| . . . |
| . . o |
| . . = |
| . oSo |
| . . ..= . |
|E . o.B = |
| o =.* |
| +o. |
+-----------------+
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod -3/61)
by Anonymous Coward (84.0.5.102) on Sun Jun 15 10:06:34 2008 (GMT)
  > I'm not sure these graphics are easy to remember ...

+1
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 9/67)
by Anonymous Coward (81.83.46.216) on Sun Jun 15 11:51:40 2008 (GMT)
 
> +--[ RSA]---------+
> |      .. .       |
> |     .  . .      |
> |    .  . o       |
> |   .  . =        |
> |  .    oSo       |
> | .  . ..= .      |
> |E .  o.B =       |
> | o    =.*        |
> |       +o.       |
> +-----------------+
big sitting bird :-)
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 1/73)
by Anonymous Coward (81.83.46.216) on Sun Jun 15 12:03:14 2008 (GMT)
  something like this would be far more obvious ;o)
+--[ RSA]---------+
|                 |
|                 |
|             o/~ |
|   ('<   o/~     |
|  ,',)           |
| ''<<            |
|---""---         |
|                 |
+-----------------+ 
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 7/59)
by Anonymous Coward (81.83.46.216) on Sun Jun 15 12:53:22 2008 (GMT)
  this is the url
http://thebirdguide.com/digiscoping/photos/IMG_1728_Coopers_Hawk.jpg
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 0/64)
by Anonymous Coward (209.139.249.129) on Sun Jun 15 19:06:25 2008 (GMT)
  >
> +--[ RSA]---------+
> | .. . |
> | . . . |
> | . . o |
> | . . = |
> | . oSo |
> | . . ..= . |
> |E . o.B = |
> | o =.* |
> | +o. |
> +-----------------+
>
>
> big sitting bird :-)

Pooping beaver.
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 5/69)
by Anonymous Coward (2a01:348:108:100:20a:5eff:fe1a:a300) on Tue Jun 17 19:21:17 2008 (GMT)
  > Thanks, for your work!
>
> I tried it, but you still have to get used to it. I'm not sure these graphics are easy to remember ...

Wow, you have bubble-babble signatures committed to memory? I salute you :)

For us mortals it's not so much useful for ease of remembering, as ease of comparison. With existing fingerprints, people tend to compare just a few positions in the key. If you have two of the "ssh nethack mode" images, say, one on-screen and one printed on a card, comparison is quicker and easier.

+--[ RSA]---------+  +--[ RSA]---------+
|.o               |  |.o               |
|...              |  |...              |
|= ...            |  |= ...            |
| = ...           |  | = ...           |
|+  .  .ES        |  |+  .  .ES        |
|..  o  ..o .     |  |.. o   ..o .     |
|   . o  ..+ o o  |  |  . o   ..+ o o  |
|    . o o. . = . |  |    . o o. . = . |
|     . . .    o  |  |     . . .    o  |
+-----------------+  +-----------------+
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Re: [c2k8]: Developer Blog: grunk@ - SSH Fingerprint Visualization Support (mod 6/66)
by Anonymous Coward (12.153.51.253) on Wed Jun 18 16:04:07 2008 (GMT)
  > For us mortals it's not so much useful for ease of remembering, as ease of comparison. With existing fingerprints, people tend to compare just a few positions in the key. If you have two of the "ssh nethack mode" images, say, one on-screen and one printed on a card, comparison is quicker and easier.
>
> [MANGLED]

I'm not so sure that comparison would be easier with this method, GIVEN the user has a printed card. I would find it much easier to compare a compact, linear sequence of hex digits by placing said card on the screen below the SSH fingerprint (I would print it in roughly the correct size to match most terminals I would expect to use); in fact, base-64 encoding would probably make the printed-card method even easier. I actually found the difference between the two fingerprint images YOU published to be very subtle.
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