Problem with Secondary systems with many zones

Barry Margolin barmar at
Tue Dec 14 13:30:16 UTC 2004

In article <cplqii$r9k$1 at>, Steven Job <list3 at> 

> Quoting Barry Margolin <barmar at>:
> > One important configuration is to make the slaves *not* send notifies.
> > Otherwise, when the server starts up, there's a storm of notifies being
> > sent to all the other slaves.
> >
> None of the secondary name servers are sending notifies.  The problem is that
> the secondaries do not request the correct SOA records from the master.  So
> then we are stuck removing the zone files and restarting the systems.

What do you mean by "the correct SOA records"?  What SOA records does it 
request, and how are they incorrect?

> I am actually shocked that Bind is not made for this volume of domains.  But I
> guess the root name server have very few domains.
> What is a suggested number of domains that Bind can handle?  20k?

The part of my response that you snipped mentioned that we hosted over 
30k domains.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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