bind 9(.2.4) on solaris 10

Sam Wilson Sam.Wilson at
Wed Jun 7 10:52:40 UTC 2006

In article <e62nbf$2trc$1 at>,
 Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews at> wrote:

> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am having a problem running Sun's bundled named(1M), which I 
> > understand is version 9.2.4. A few google searches suggests that this 
> > version is susceptible to a bug in where some ipv6 logic is invoked, 
> > imposing a ~2s delay in non-cached lookups. Apparently this version 
> > lacks the "-4" option, which would allow me to disable the ipv6 code at 
> > run-time.
> > 
> > Does anybody out there know how to work around this issue? I would 
> > prefer to use the bundled version if possible.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance!
> > 
> > -Alex
> 	You know there is a simple solution.  Get IPv6 connectivity.

It's a shame the simple solution isn't to get the latest version of BIND 
from your supplier.  We also have Solaris 10 machines whose admins are 
not keen to run anything other than the bundled software.  Is there 
anything ISC can do to persuade their supporters to upgrade?


Sam Wilson                             one of hostmaster at
Infrastructure Services Division
Computing Services, The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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