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       bubbles - DNSSEC-Tools Rollrec Simple GUI Display


         bubbles [options] <rollrec-file>


       bubbles gives a simple display of the roll status of a set of zones listed in a rollrec
       file.  In contrast, blinkenlights gives a detailed display of the roll status of a set of
       zones.  bubbles gives very little control over rollerd, the way blinkenlights does.
       bubbles can halt rollerd's execution only.

       A rollrec file contains one or more rollrec records.  These records are used by the
       DNSSEC-Tools rollover utilities (rollerd, etc.) to describe zones' rollover states.  Each
       zone's rollrec record contains such information as the zone file, the rollover phase, and
       logging level.  rollrec files are text files.

       When bubbles starts, a window is created that has "bubbles" for each zone with a rollrec
       record in the given rollrec file.  (Clicking on a bubble doesn't do anything.)  By
       default, all zones with a display flag set on will be shown in the bubbles window.
       Options may be given to modify this behavior.

       The zone bubbles are color-coded according to roll-over state.  The default colors are:

       * green: not in roll-over

       * yellow: in ZSK roll-over

       * red: in KSK roll-over

       These colors may be specified by the user via command-line options.

       In building the bubble window, bubbles window defaults to creating a square window.  This
       may be overridden by specifying the number of columns, using the -columns option.


       bubbles supports the following options.

       -columns columns
           This option allows the user to specify the number of columns to be used in the Button

       -kskcolor color
           Set the bubble color for zones that are performing KSK roll-overs.

       -zskcolor color
           Set the bubble color for zones that are performing ZSK roll-overs.

       -noncolor color
           Set the bubble color for zones that are not in roll-over.

           Ignore the rollrec display flag and display every zone in the rollrec file.

       -interval wait-time
           Interval between checks of the rollrec file.  By default, wait-time is given in
           minutes.  This can be adjusted by specifying one of the following time-unit suffixes.

           * s - seconds

           * m - minutes

           * h - hours


           * -interval 24 - 24 minutes

           * -interval 24s - 24 seconds

           * -interval 24m - 24 minutes

           * -interval 24h - 24 hours

           This option turns off name filtering when bubbles presents a file-selection dialog for
           choosing a new rollrec file.  If this option is not given, then the file-selection
           dialog will only list regular files with a suffix of .rrf.

           Show the zones that are performing KSK roll-overs.

           Show the zones that are not in roll-over.

           Show the zones that are performing either type of roll-over.

           Show the zones that are performing ZSK roll-overs.

           Give a usage message and exit.

           Displays the version information for bubbles and the DNSSEC-Tools package.


       bubbles is implemented in Perl/Tk, so both Perl and Perl/Tk must be installed on your


       The following are known issues.  These will be resolved in the fullness of time.

       ยท   Segmentation violation on exit.  This problem occurs on Mac OS X 10.4.9-10.4.11 with
           Perl 5.8.6; however, it does not occur on Mac OS X 10.5.8 with Perl 5.8.8.


       Copyright 2009-2011 SPARTA, Inc.  All rights reserved.  See the COPYING file included with
       the DNSSEC-Tools package for details.


       Wayne Morrison,



       blinkenlights(8), rollchk(8), rollerd(8) rollinit(8), rollrec-editor(8) rollset(8),