Problem with BIND 8.2.2 NOTIFY

Markus Stumpf maex-bind-users at Space.Net
Fri Nov 5 04:49:28 UTC 1999

On Thu, Nov 04, 1999 at 05:04:42PM -0800, Russell Senior wrote:
> loading, ready to answer queries, and then I see a sysquery message
> with a bogus sendto address (see excerpt below), then some `Sent
> NOTIFY' messages (presumably to the slaving nameserver).  However,
> when I've watched the traffic on the external interface with tcpdump,
> I don't see any traffic going out when the NOTIFY messages are
> allegedly sent.

You won't see them, as bind IMHO can't really send them.
Your zone file is broken: NS records have to point to hostnames, not
IP addresses.

Also, even if the NOTIFY is successfully sent, you may not see much
traffic, as the secondaries first check the SOA and decide whether to
AXFR or not. Only if your SOA serial is higher than the one cached on
the secondaries the zone is transferred.
Also, did you check with your secondaries, whether they've enabled
notifies at all?


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