named error message

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Wed Dec 11 17:13:53 UTC 2002

Mike Diggins wrote:

>I noticed this error message logged by named today. It's BIND 9.2.1
>running on Solaris 8. Even though it says shutting down, named still seems
>to be running. Any one know what it means?
>Dec 10 06:35:18 lep named[18072]: [ID 866145 local3.error] dispatch
>4eb5990: shutting down due to TCP receive error: connection reset
BIND 9 is highly multi-threaded. One "dispatch" shut down because of a 
network error, but there were undoubtedly others to take up the slack. 
In fact, the dispatch manager probably respawned another dispatch to 
take the place of the one that shut down.

                                                    - Kevin


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