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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-dnsext-keyrr-key-signing-flag-02.txt



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	Title		: KEY RR Key-Signing Key (KSK) Flag
	Author(s)	: O. Kolkman, J. Schlyter
	Filename	: draft-ietf-dnsext-keyrr-key-signing-flag-02.txt
	Pages		: 8
	Date		: 2002-11-4
	
With the DS record [1] the concept of key-signing and zone-signing
keys has been introduced.  Key-signing keys are the keys that sign
the keyset only.  In general, key-signing keys are the keys that are
pointed to by DS records and are the first keys to be used when
following a chain of trust into the zone.  The key-signing keys only
sign the KEY RRset at the apex of a zone, zone- signing keys sign all
other data in a zone.  We propose a flag to distinguish the key-
signing key from other keys in the KEY RR set during DNSSEC
operations.

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