bind 9 zones not loading reliably

phn at phn at
Wed Oct 2 21:12:35 UTC 2002

Gary Onesko <garyonesko at> wrote:

> We use a central dns repository to edit the zonefiles and then ssh the 
> edited zonefile out to the nameservers and hup the nameservers.  Since 
> upgrading to BIND 9, we are seeing occassional failures where an updated 
> zonefile is not be loaded during the hup.  The hup loads other updated 
> zonefiles but misses loading one every now and then.  Nothing 
> consistent, different servers, different zonefiles.  The zonefile 
> timestamp and serial number are always the updated copy on the host, but 
>   the nameservice just ignores it.  Doing a touch on the file and 
> hup'ing the nameservice causes bind to load it.

> Problem is very intermittent.  We are running hundred if not thousands 
> of zones on a nameserver and probably 20 zonefiles are updated daily.

What kind of failures ? Anything in the logs ? Do you use HUP signals 
in spite of the recommended rndc ?

> Any thoughts?

> Thanks,
> Gary

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