dnssec-revoke — set the REVOKED bit on a DNSSEC key


dnssec-revoke [-hr] [-v level] [-V] [-K directory] [-E engine] [-f] [-R] {keyfile}


dnssec-revoke reads a DNSSEC key file, sets the REVOKED bit on the key as defined in RFC 5011, and creates a new pair of key files containing the now-revoked key.



Emit usage message and exit.

-K directory

Sets the directory in which the key files are to reside.


After writing the new keyset files remove the original keyset files.

-v level

Sets the debugging level.


Prints version information.

-E engine

Specifies the cryptographic hardware to use, when applicable.

When BIND is built with OpenSSL PKCS#11 support, this defaults to the string "pkcs11", which identifies an OpenSSL engine that can drive a cryptographic accelerator or hardware service module. When BIND is built with native PKCS#11 cryptography (--enable-native-pkcs11), it defaults to the path of the PKCS#11 provider library specified via "--with-pkcs11".


Force overwrite: Causes dnssec-revoke to write the new key pair even if a file already exists matching the algorithm and key ID of the revoked key.


Print the key tag of the key with the REVOKE bit set but do not revoke the key.


dnssec-keygen(8) , BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual, RFC 5011.

BIND 9.10.6b1