Bug in MS Win2k DNS

Barry Finkel b19141 at achilles.ctd.anl.gov
Tue Mar 28 19:47:40 UTC 2000

I know that this is a BIND discussion group, but this item is being
posted for informational purposes.

We have found a problem in the Microsoft Windows 2000 DNS code;
I do not know if our MSCE has reported the bug to MS yet.

We have a small test zone, w2k,anl.gov, that resides on a Win2k DNS
box.  Our BIND 8.2.2-p5 Solaris DNS boxes are the slaves for that
zone.  That zone contains two real "A" records besides the numerous
underscored Win2k-related DNS records.  When the Win2k box is rebooted,
the serial number in the zone is reset to a value less than the
original value, and our BIND slaves will not transfer the zone.
With only two real records in the zone, I have no idea if it is only
the serial number in the zone that is being reset or if the entire
zone is being "restored" from a backup copy upon reboot of the Win2k 
Barry S. Finkel
Electronics and Computing Technologies Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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