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

       dnssec-signkey - DNSSEC key set signing tool

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

       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

       -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 abso-
              lute start time is indicated by a number in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS nota-
              tion;  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 YYYYMMDDHH-
              MMSS 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-

       -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

       -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 indi-
              cates 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.

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

       dnssec-signkey Kcom.+003+51944

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

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

       Internet Software Consortium

BIND9                            June 30, 2000               DNSSEC-SIGNKEY(8)