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I saw so many stack overflow posts telling you to programmatically add the key blindly without any kind of checking.

The more you check the key from different machines on different networks, the more trust you can have that the host is the one it says it is-- and that is the best you can hope from this layer of security. You're given the opportunity to increase your chances of avoiding someone eavesdropping on your data transfers via a man in the middle attack-- take that opportunity.

Enter passphrase for key '/home/me/.ssh/id_rsa': Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64) ...

I've tried a search for some of those phrases in the Open SSH web CVS repo, but didn't find it via google site: searching.

On my primary partition (there is no special /home) I have only 3% usage. If I run ssh with -vvv I don't get any extra information between it asking if I want to connect and warning me that it is permanently added to known hosts (which we've determined is a lie).

Is there a way that I can bypass this and get the new host to be already known to the client machine, maybe by using a public key that's already baked into the virtual machine image ?

The authenticity of host '(' can't be established.