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Each host that needs to communicate securely with another host must have the server's public key stored in the local host's /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts file. Although a script could be used to update the /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts files, such a practice is heavily discouraged because a script opens a major security vulnerability.
Over a secure connection, such as Secure Shell, IPsec, or Kerberized ftp from a known and trusted machine
At system install time
To avoid the possibility of an intruder gaining access by inserting bogus public keys into a known_hosts file, you should use a known and trusted source of the ssh_known_hosts file. The ssh_known_hosts file can be distributed during installation. Later, scripts that use the scp command can be used to pull in the latest version.