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Date:      Thu, 12 Sep 1996 01:19:11 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Marc G. Fournier" <>
To:        Peter Stubbs <>
Subject:   Re: named troubles.
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On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, Peter Stubbs wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm having some troubles with BIND. I run a 2.1.5 system as a web 
> cache, router and name server for my 2 class "C" networks. I have 2 
> problems. The system has been running  for 18 months using 1.1.5, 
> 2.0.5, 2.1, 2.1.5. These are the problems.
> 1) the secondaries can't do a zone transfer. They are FBSD 2.1
> systems at a local university who is our ISP. (we have parmanent
> connection via modem) Other systems can do zone transfers, but the 2
> secondaries can't. Systems that can are running some type of
> solaris.
> 2) every couple of days, the 2.1.5 system seems to loose the ability
> to lookup names. The modem is connected, but "ftp"
> returns "host unknown". restarting named doesn't help, but a full
> reboot gets us back online.  If the host name is in the in the DNS
> cache, you can reach it OK, but new DNS lookups fail. The strange
> symptom is that the modem won't redial when you reboot. Normally a
> reboot will make the modem hangup, then redial, but it doesn't hang
> up. I have to switch it off, then it will redial.
> Please help, I can't find the solution.

	I had a similar problem recently with named on both my
FreeBSD boxes, and Sparc20...for no apparent reason, it just stopped

	I grabbed the latest BIND from and installed it on
both machines, and the problems disappeared *shrug*  


Marc G. Fournier                        
Systems Administrator @     

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