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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for dnssec-signkey (redhat section 8)

DNSSEC-SIGNKEY(8)								DNSSEC-SIGNKEY(8)

NAME
       dnssec-signkey - DNSSEC key set signing tool

SYNOPSIS
       dnssec-signkey [ -a ]  [ -c class ]  [ -s start-time ]  [ -e end-time ]	[ -h ]	[ -p ]	[
       -r randomdev ]  [ -v level ]  keyset key...

DESCRIPTION
       dnssec-signkey signs a keyset. Typically the keyset will be for a  child  zone,	and  will
       have  been generated by dnssec-makekeyset. The child zone's keyset is signed with the zone
       keys for its parent zone. The output file is of the form signedkey-nnnn.,  where  nnnn  is
       the zone name.

OPTIONS
       -a     Verify all generated signatures.

       -c class
	      Specifies the DNS class of the key sets.

       -s start-time
	      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.

       -e end-time
	      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-signkey.

       -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.

       -r randomdev
	      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.

       -v level
	      Sets the debugging level.

       keyset The file containing the child's keyset.

       key    The keys used to sign the child's keyset.

EXAMPLE
       The DNS administrator for a DNSSEC-aware .com zone would use the following command to sign
       the keyset file for example.com created by  dnssec-makekeyset  with  a  key  generated  by
       dnssec-keygen:

       dnssec-signkey keyset-example.com. Kcom.+003+51944

       In  this  example,  dnssec-signkey creates the file signedkey-example.com., which contains
       the example.com keys and the signatures by the .com keys.

SEE ALSO
       dnssec-keygen(8), dnssec-makekeyset(8), dnssec-signzone(8).

AUTHOR
       Internet Software Consortium

BIND9					  June 30, 2000 			DNSSEC-SIGNKEY(8)


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