Bind 9 is slow?

Tom Schmitt TomSchmitt at
Fri Mar 18 08:39:08 UTC 2005

> Even I have compiled 9.3.1 on the same machine but same issue, but bind
> 8 works fine. Any help from experts will be highly appreciated.
> >  At 10:05 AM +0300 2005-03-16, MJ wrote:
> >  Recently I have installed a secondary DNS server (Bind 9.2.3, on Sun
> >  E450, single CPU and 512 MB RAM), It is working but when I try to
> >  nslookup it takes 2 to 3 seconds to reply.


the bind 9 is normally not so slow, so something on your yerver must be
wrong. To find out what it is answer a few questions:

*what gives   cat /etc/resolv.conf
*what gives   netstat -r
*on startup, which interfaces is named using? (This info you can find in
/var/log/syslog or /var/adm/messages or your
*have you enabled the logging of your named? 
*are there log-messages about lame servers?

And have a look on a tcpdump while you dig your nameserver.


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