TTL set to 20 years - How do I fix?

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Thu Oct 18 23:51:44 UTC 2001

> Just kidding. I didn't really set the TTL that high. But I'm asking because 
> a site that links to ours just changed hosts, and it's taking forever for 
> us to get pages from the new server.
> It occurred to me that an administrator could make a mistake, and set the 
> TTL too high, which should cause big trouble. What is the hard upper limit 
> that bind will allow, and how would one correct this if it were cached 
> 'round the world?

	1 week and you can't.

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at

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