BIND 8.2.3 and serial 0/slave server question

Mark.Andrews at Mark.Andrews at
Mon Mar 26 02:53:16 UTC 2001

	It was a bug.  Bugs get fixed.  Please teach them how to
	rollover the serical number in future as that works with
	all but really old BIND 4 slaves.


> Does the old trick, that worked up at least up through BIND 8.1.2, of 
> setting the zone serial number to 0 ("zero") to force a pull from slave
> servers still work?  
> We are providing slave service for a number of our customers, and we 
> have always told them to set the serial number to 0 ("zero") when they 
> mucked up their zone files and needed to bring sanity back to their 
> zones before we could slave the zones.  However, of late, it seems that
> this function is not working, or possibly not working in the same way
> it once did.  Has anyone else seen this?  Am I totally off-base?  Am I
> not waiting long enough for the slave servers to pick up the zones 
> (though I have waited ~6 hours for one of the zones to be slaved)?
> Any assistance/insight that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Mark Andrews, Nominum Inc.
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at

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