[dns-operations] .fr has 5 DNSKEYs

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon May 30 20:07:05 UTC 2011

On Mon, 30 May 2011, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> By the way, I forgot to explain the .FR configuration, sorry. We keep
> a rescue key at all times. So the minimum number of keys is four (one
> KSK, one rescue KSK, one ZSK, one rescue ZSK). During rollovers, there
> is sometimes one more KSK or ZSK (and both if the rollovers happen to
> overlap).

Why would you need a "resue ZSK"? You can introduce any new ZSK at any
time with zero notice provided your current KSK signs it. Is this
something to do with HSMs in different locations?


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