Bind 8 to 9 and upgrade to new box

Andy Firman andy at
Mon Nov 1 16:52:48 UTC 2004


I have an old FreeBSD 4.10 stable box that is running the
default Bind 8 and "was" the primary DNS server.

I have a new FreeBSD 4.10 stable box that is running
Bind 9 and "is now" the primary DNS server.

The new IP address has been registered with the registar
and all is well on the new box.

The old box still has a bunch of sites on it that I am in
the process of moving to the new box over the next few months.
The zone files are all correct in pointing the domains
to the correct box (IP address).

On the old box, if I turn off Bind 8 and edit resolv.conf and
enter the nameserver IP of the new box (primary DNS server),
it seems to slow down and serve the websites slowly.
So if I turn Bind 8 back on and put its own IP address in
/etc/resolv.conf, everything speeds up again.
The boxes are colo-ed together, and are one IP away from
each other so the lookups should not be a problem.

I don't know what other specifics I can give, but this is
kind of a "big picture" question and am looking for advice
and ideas on how to solve the problem.


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