bin/158543: named(8) spams logs with unexpected errors

Marcin Wisnicki mwisnicki+freebsd at
Thu Jan 26 22:10:45 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 03:58,  <dougb at> wrote:
> Synopsis: named(8) spams logs with unexpected errors
> named is telling you that the network is down, so it cannot
> do its job. If you don't want this to happen, disable it
> before you go off line (e.g., service named stop).

Do you really think it's acceptable for named to fatally break the
machine (necessitating manual repair) or at minimum make logs useless
if it cannot contact root servers ???
And no, I don't go offline. There are many reasons beyond my control
why connectivity might not work. Also it happens at every startup
because named starts while ppp is still establishing connection.

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