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So in building the private key for rsa it will use ssh_host_rsa_key, username, MAC Address, and /dev/random as a seed for my local private key for the user." No. It is not true. The private key is generated only based some bytes from /dev/random, which are formed into the private key inside OpenSSL. Host keys are not used, because normal user who ...


just go through this link.. it will give you very good explanation on keying material with IKE and ISAKMP ALso it will give you the knowledge how it is obtained and why it is needed. Hope it helps :-)

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