dnssec-makekeyset - DNSSEC zone signing tool
dnssec-makekeyset [ -a ] [ -s start-time ] [ -e end-time ] [ -h ] [ -p ] [ -r ran-
domdev ] [ -tttl ] [ -v level ] key...
dnssec-makekeyset generates a key set from one or more keys created by dnssec-keygen. It
creates a file containing a KEY record for each key, and self-signs the key set with each
zone key. The output file is of the form keyset-nnnn., where nnnn is the zone name.
-a Verify all generated signatures.
Specify the date and time when the generated SIG records become valid. This can be
either an absolute or relative time. An absolute start time is indicated by a num-
ber in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS notation; 20000530144500 denotes 14:45:00 UTC on May 30th,
2000. A relative start time is indicated by +N, which is N seconds from the current
time. If no start-time is specified, the current time is used.
Specify the date and time when the generated SIG records expire. As with start-
time, an absolute time is indicated in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS notation. A time relative to
the start time is indicated with +N, which is N seconds from the start time. A time
realtive to the current time is indicated with now+N. If no end-time is specified,
30 days from the start time is used as a default.
-h Prints a short summary of the options and arguments to dnssec-makekeyset.
-p Use pseudo-random data when signing the zone. This is faster, but less secure, than
using real random data. This option may be useful when signing large zones or when
the entropy source is limited.
Specifies the source of randomness. If the operating system does not provide a
/dev/random or equivalent device, the default source of randomness is keyboard
input. randomdev specifies the name of a character device or file containing random
data to be used instead of the default. The special value keyboard indicates that
keyboard input should be used.
-t ttl Specify the TTL (time to live) of the KEY and SIG records. The default is 3600
Sets the debugging level.
key The list of keys to be included in the keyset file. These keys are expressed in the
form Knnnn.+aaa+iiiii as generated by dnssec-keygen.
The following command generates a keyset containing the DSA key for example.com generated
in the dnssec-keygen man page.
dnssec-makekeyset -t 86400 -s 20000701120000 -e +2592000 Kexample.com.+003+26160
In this example, dnssec-makekeyset creates the file keyset-example.com.. This file con-
tains the specified key and a self-generated signature.
The DNS administrator for example.com could send keyset-example.com. to the DNS adminis-
trator for .com for signing, if the .com zone is DNSSEC-aware and the administrators of
the two zones have some mechanism for authenticating each other and exchanging the keys
and signatures securely.
dnssec-keygen(8), dnssec-signkey(8), BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual, RFC 2535.
Internet Software Consortium
BIND9 June 30, 2000 DNSSEC-MAKEKEYSET(8)