Comments on: OpenSSH Keys and The Drunken Bishop Linux. GNU. Freedom. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:15:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dirk Loss Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:23:40 +0000 Thank you for drawing attention again to our old "Drunken Bishop" paper. (It will stay available at -- no need for archiving.)
To experiment with different field sizes and charsets, you can use this web app:

By: 4yolo8you Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:54:53 +0000 Nice writeup. They're somewhat open to changes, from the v5.1 release notes (2008):
Fingerprint visualisation in is currently disabled by default, as the
algorithm used to generate the random art is still subject to change.

Maybe it's childish, but I for one would love the randomart algo to, at least optionally, include colors and a better character selection. Don't know how hard it would be to push such a patch through, though.

By: Links of the Week #4 | Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:06:41 +0000 [...] OpenSSH keys and the drunken bishop: Ever wondered about that visual fingerprint when generating SSH keys? Well this article brings some light on that. I’ve tried on my own and that’s fun: [...]

By: Aaron Toponce Fri, 31 May 2013 18:43:25 +0000 solak- Updated. Thanks.

By: solak Fri, 31 May 2013 18:30:20 +0000 p=152 for (16,8), the lower right-hand corner of the board

By: Cristóbal Palmer Fri, 31 May 2013 15:30:15 +0000 A useful addendum is the ssh_config(5) setting for showing the Art:

If this flag is set to ``yes'', an ASCII art representation of
the remote host key fingerprint is printed in addition to the hex
fingerprint string at login and for unknown host keys. If this
flag is set to ``no'', no fingerprint strings are printed at
login and only the hex fingerprint string will be printed for
unknown host keys. The default is ``no''.

By: Jonathan Thu, 30 May 2013 16:45:53 +0000 Very interesting article thanks for sharing this