SSH Identification Warnings

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Please be advised that you may receive an identification warning similar to the one shown below when you try to ssh into an instance that's been recently rebooted as part of our general cloud maintenance:

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@    WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!     @
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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!
Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
It is also possible that a host key has just been changed.

 

The above warning is harmless. You can run the following to clear it, and attempt your ssh again:

$ ssh-keygen -R ip_address_of_your_machine

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Joyent Support by submitting a request at the support portal or by emailing support@joyent.com.

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