dnssec-makekeyset

DNSSEC-MAKEKEYSET(8)                                      DNSSEC-MAKEKEYSET(8)



NAME
       dnssec-makekeyset - DNSSEC zone signing tool

SYNOPSIS
       dnssec-makekeyset [ -a ]  [ -s start-time ]  [ -e end-time ]  [ -h ]  [
       -p ]  [ -r randomdev ]  [ -tttl ]  [ -v level ]  key...

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -a     Verify all generated signatures.

       -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 number 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-
              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.

       -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.

       -t ttl Specify the TTL (time to live) of the KEY and SIG records.  The
              default is 3600 seconds.

       -v level
              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.

EXAMPLE
       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 contains the specified key and a self-generated
       signature.

       The DNS administrator for example.com could send keyset-example.com. to
       the DNS administrator 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.

SEE ALSO
       dnssec-keygen(8), dnssec-signkey(8), BIND 9 Administrator Reference
       Manual, RFC 2535.

AUTHOR
       Internet Software Consortium



BIND9                            June 30, 2000            DNSSEC-MAKEKEYSET(8)