Trouble with NAMED BIND 9.3.x

User bbs_2000 at
Thu Nov 2 13:37:59 UTC 2006

Named grows up in memory (over 850 mb) to its limit and begin very slow response (over 500-1000 ms) to client on same queries and after some time - stop response. rndc stop - doesn't work, only kill -9.

max-cache-size - was 256, 512, 1024 - has influence only BIND life time.

       max-cache-size 640M;
       max-cache-ttl 32400;
       max-ncache-ttl 3600;
       cleaning-interval 30;
       recursive-clients 1200;


rndc status

number of zones: 2736
debug level: 0
xfers running: 1
xfers deferred: 0
soa queries in progress: 33
query logging is OFF
recursive clients: 739/1200
tcp clients: 2/100
server is up and running

Named from distribution, ports, src - doesn't matter.
FreeBSD 5.5-STABLE (2 weeks ago). Kernel support processes over 1 gb.

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