Problem with Bind9

comp-protocols-dns-bind at comp-protocols-dns-bind at
Thu Jan 6 15:47:56 UTC 2005

In article <crh4tn$dml$1 at>,
 Mario Sergio Candian <mscandian at FreeBSDBrasil.Com.Br> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I have a FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE box, and I run some services, like as Bind9, 
> squid, apache...
> I have been some problems with Bind9. In the messages log, I have this 
> line:
> Jan  5 13:17:15 firewall named[594]: client no more 
> recursive clients: out of memory
> Then, the named is stopped, and I need to start it always. What can I do 
> to fix it? Someone know the cause of the problem?

#The server ran out of virtual memory.  Add more RAM and swap space.
#Barry Margolin, barmar at
#Arlington, MA
#*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***

I'm getting the "no more recursive clients" error as well, but mine is due
to "quota reached."  I know I can increase the quota in named.conf, but that
is just a band-aid for the real issue.  The server in questions runs as the
pop3/backup smtp server and as a backup DNS server.  I've found some users
that are nailing DNS with queries and we contact them to clean up their
issues.  Is there or are the plans to have a way to throttle or limit the
number of queries that can be made from one source?


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