BIND 8.3.1 and Error 5501 in Windows

Peter Marrinon peterm at
Mon Jun 3 23:24:31 UTC 2002


We recently upgraded from 8.2.5-REL to 8.3.1-REL (running on FreeBSD). Since
that time, a number of customers using Windows 2000 and Windows NT have
complained about seeing the following error in their logs.

5501	- The DNS server encountered a bad packet from  Packet
processing leads beyond packet length.

Has anyone seen this, and what changed between 8.2.5 and 8.3.1 which may be
the cause? Note that I suspect the problem lies in Windows not Bind, I just
want to understand what changed in Bind.



Peter Marrinon
Systems Engineer
Telstra Internet Systems Development
(02) 6208 1684
peterm at

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