Serious Bind issue

Javier Henderson javier at
Thu Feb 8 20:51:54 UTC 2007

On Feb 8, 2007, at 3:46 PM, Doug Barton wrote:

> In the future, please don't cross post to both freebsd-questions, and
> another list at the same time. Thanks.
> Steven Bens wrote:
>> Dear mailinglist members,
>> I have an serious issue with bind.
>> System information:
>> Dual P3 1 GHz
>> 6.1-RELEASE-p12 FreeBSD
>> SMP kernel
>> I'm running BIND 9.3.2 on this box (the one that is standard  
>> delivered with
>> 6.1)
>> And when the named is running for a copple of hours. Bind doesn't  
>> accept TCP
>> connections
> In an ideal world you would upgrade to the latest RELENG_6 and pick up
> all the bug fixes in the OS, plus the latest version of BIND. If
> that's not possible for some reason, your best bet is to upgrade to
> the latest BIND from the ports, make sure that you build it WITHOUT
> threads, and see if that resolves the issue for you.

FWIW, I was running BIND 9.3.2 for a while and in awe at the amount  
of memory it would use, and how it would go CPU bound after it hit  
any operating system imposed memory quotas.

I went back to BIND 8.latest, and my problems went away.


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