named "error sending response: not enough free resources"

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Jan 28 20:07:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:59 PM, James Smallacombe <up at> wrote:

> To follow up on this: Noticed the issue again this morning, which also was
> accompanied by latency so high that I could not connect (some pings got
> through at very high latency).  I emailed the provider and they told me that
> they had my port on their Ether switch set to 10Mbs.  They switched it to
> 100Mbs and only time will tell if that fixes it.
> Does this sound like it could be the entire cause?  I ask because I've
> maxed out pipes before, but never seen it shut all traffic down this much.
> One key difference that I forgot to mention is that this server is running
> TWO instances of named, on two different IPs (for different domains), each
> running a few hundred zones.
> Bottom line:  Would congestion cause this issue, or would this issue cause
> congestion?

I would guess no, but that guess could easily be wrong.  Have you tried
turning up the logging to verbosity to get a better idea of what's

Adam Vande More

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