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Manual Reference Pages  -  ZKT-LS (8)


zkt-ls — list dnskeys


General Options
Command Options
Sample Usage
Environment Variables
See Also


zkt-ls -H

zkt-ls [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-adefhkLprtz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]

zkt-ls -T [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-dhrz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]
zkt-ls --list-trustedkeys [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-dhrz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]

zkt-ls -M [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-dhrz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]
zkt-ls --list-managedkeys [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-dhrz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]

zkt-ls -K [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-dhkrz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]
zkt-ls --list-dnskeys [-V|--view view] [-c file] [-l list] [-dhkrz] [{keyfile|dir} ...]


The zkt-ls command list all dnssec zone keys found in the given or predefined default directory. It is also possible to specify keyfiles (K*.key) as arguments. With option -r subdirectories will be searched recursively and all dnssec keys found are listed, sorted by domain name, key type and generation time. In that mode the use of option -p may be helpful to find the location of the keyfile in the directory tree.

Other forms of the command, print out keys in a format suitable for a trusted- or managed-key section (-Tor-M) or as a DNSKEY (-K) resource record.


-V view, --view=view
  Try to read the default configuration out of a file named dnssec-<view>.conf . Instead of specifying the -V or --view option every time, it is also possible to create a hard or softlink to the executable file to give it an additional name like zkt-ls-<view> .
-c file, --config=file
  Read default values from the specified config file. Otherwise the default config file is read or build in defaults will be used.
-O optstr, --config-option=optstr
  Set any config file option via the commandline. Several config file options could be specified at the argument string but have to be delimited by semicolon (or newline).
-l list, --label=list
  Print out information solely about domains given in the comma or space separated list. Take care of, that every domain name has a trailing dot.
-d, --directory
  Skip directory arguments. This will be useful in combination with wildcard arguments to prevent dnsssec-zkt to list all keys found in subdirectories. For example "zkt-ls -d *" will print out a list of all keys only found in the current directory. Maybe it is easier to use "zkt-ls ." instead (without -r set). The option works similar to the -d option of ls(1) .
-L, --left-justify
  Print out the domain name left justified.
-k, --ksk
  Select and print key signing keys only (default depends on command mode).
-z, --zsk
  Select and print zone signing keys only (default depends on command mode).
-r, --recursive
  Recursive mode (default is off).
Also settable in the dnssec.conf file (Parameter: Recursive).
-p, --path
  Print pathname in listing mode. In -C mode, don’t create the new key in the same directory as (already existing) keys with the same label.
-a, --age
  Print age of key in weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds (default is off).
Also settable in the dnssec.conf file (Parameter: PrintAge).
-f, --lifetime
  Print the key lifetime.
-e, --exptime
  Print the key expiration time.
-t, --time
  Print the key generation time (default is on).
Also settable in the dnssec.conf file (Parameter: PrintTime).
-h No header or trusted-key resp. managed-key section header and trailer in -T or -M mode.


-H, --help
  Print out the online help.
-T, --list-trustedkeys
  List all key signing keys as a named.conf trusted-key section. Use -h to supress the section header/trailer.
-K, --list-dnskeys
  List the public part of all the keys in DNSKEY resource record format. Use -h to suppress comment lines.


zkt-ls -r . Print out a list of all zone keys found below the current directory.
zkt-ls -Z -c Print out the compiled in default parameters.
zkt-ls -T ./zonedir/ Print out a trusted-key section containing the key signing keys of "".
zkt-ls --view intern Print out a list of all zone keys found below the directory where all the zones of view intern live. There should be a seperate dnssec config file dnssec-intern.conf with a directory option to take affect of this.
zkt-ls-intern Same as above. The binary file zkt-ls has another link, named zkt-ls-intern made, and zkt-ls examines argv[0] to find a view whose zones it proceeds to process.


  Specifies the name of the default global configuration files.


  Built-in default global configuration file. The name of the default global config file is settable via the environment variable ZKT_CONFFILE.
  View specific global configuration file.
  Local configuration file (only used in -C mode).


Some of the general options will not be meaningful in all of the command modes.
The option -l and the ksk rollover options insist on domain names ending with a dot.


Holger Zuleger


Copyright (c) 2005 - 2010 by Holger Zuleger. Licensed under the BSD Licences. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


dnssec-keygen(8), dnssec-signzone(8), rndc(8), named.conf(5), zkt-conf(8), zkt-keyman(8), zkt-signer(8)
RFC4641 "DNSSEC Operational Practices" by Miek Gieben and Olaf Kolkman,
DNSSEC HOWTO Tutorial by Olaf Kolkman, RIPE NCC
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