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       dnssec-signzone - DNSSEC zone signing tool

       dnssec-signzone [ -a ]  [ -c class ]  [ -d directory ]  [ -s start-time
       ]  [ -e end-time ]  [ -f output-file ]  [ -h ]  [ -i interval ]	 [  -n
       nthreads ]  [ -o origin ]  [ -p ]  [ -r randomdev ]  [ -t ]  [ -v level
       ]  zonefile [ key... ]

       dnssec-signzone signs a zone. It generates NXT and SIG records and pro‐
       duces  a	 signed version of the zone. If there is a signedkey file from
       the zone's parent, the parent's signatures will	be  incorporated  into
       the generated signed zone file. The security status of delegations from
       the signed zone (that is, whether the child zones are secure or not) is
       determined  by  the  presence  or  absence of a signedkey file for each
       child zone.

       -a     Verify all generated signatures.

       -c class
	      Specifies the DNS class of the zone.

       -d directory
	      Look for signedkey files in directory as the directory

       -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 relative
	      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.

       -f output-file
	      The  name	 of  the  output  file containing the signed zone. The
	      default is to append .signed to the input file.

       -h     Prints a short summary of the options and arguments  to  dnssec-

       -i interval
	      When a previously signed zone is passed as input, records may be
	      resigned. The interval option specifies the cycle interval as an
	      offset  from  the	 current  time	(in  seconds). If a SIG record
	      expires after the cycle interval, it is retained. Otherwise,  it
	      is considered to be expiring soon, and it will be replaced.

	      The  default  cycle  interval  is	 one quarter of the difference
	      between the signature end and start times. So  if	 neither  end-
	      time or start-time are specified, dnssec-signzone generates sig‐
	      natures that are valid for 30 days, with a cycle interval of 7.5
	      days.  Therefore,	 if any existing SIG records are due to expire
	      in less than 7.5 days, they would be replaced.

       -n ncpus
	      Specifies the number of threads to use. By default,  one	thread
	      is started for each detected CPU.

       -o origin
	      The  zone origin. If not specified, the name of the zone file is
	      assumed to be the origin.

       -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.

       -t     Print statistics at completion.

       -v level
	      Sets the debugging level.

	      The file containing the zone to be signed.  Sets	the  debugging

       key    The  keys	 used  to sign the zone. If no keys are specified, the
	      default all zone keys that have private key files in the current

       The  following command signs the example.com zone with the DSA key gen‐
       erated in the dnssec-keygen man page. The zone's keys must  be  in  the
       zone.  If  there	 are  signedkey files associated with this zone or any
       child zones, they must be in the current directory.   example.com,  the
       following command would be issued:

       dnssec-signzone -o example.com db.example.com Kexample.com.+003+26160

       The command would print a string of the form:

       In   this   example,   dnssec-signzone	creates	  the	file  db.exam‐
       ple.com.signed. This file should be referenced in a zone statement in a
       named.conf file.

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

       Internet Systems Consortium

BIND9				 June 30, 2000		    DNSSEC-SIGNZONE(8)

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