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Build /etc/ssh/known_hosts based on search indexes and build it based on data retrieved by ohai.


Should work on any platform that uses /etc/ssh/known_hosts.

Requires Chef Server for search.


Searches the Chef Server for all hosts that have SSH host keys and generates an /etc/ssh/known_hosts.



  • COOK-493: include fqdn
  • COOK-721: corrected permissions

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Author:: Scott M. Likens (

Copyright:: 2009, Opscode, Inc

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