BIND 9.2.4 on a Dell 1655MC

Fr34k freaknetboy at
Mon Jan 8 22:48:07 UTC 2007


Is there a NIC power save option (or similar) you can disable in BIOS?
We had something similar, but I can't recall if it was a Dell.

Sorry that I can't recall the specifics, but perhaps it may be the issue you
are seeing and I mention it in hopes that it is.

 -- Chris

--- Matthew Schlosser <mschlosser at> wrote:

> I know these 1655MC's are pretty old, but for what I'm doing there should be
> no problems.
> Please excuse me if I am bringing up an old issue.  A quick search of the
> archive didn't show me anything useful.
> This is probably not a BIND issue, but I'd like to know if anyone has seen
> this before.  Perhaps point me in the right direction.
> I have a dell 1655MC blade with the following:
> Linux kernel 2.6.8
> PIII 1400MHz
> Bind 9.2.4
> Tg3 NIC driver from Broadcom, compiled and installed as a module
> IP Tables disabled
> Nic is 1000fdx to the switch in the blade chassis
> The name server runs just fine at around 100-200 DNS queries per second.
> When the load reaches 300-500 qps, the network will preiodically diappear.
> I don't mean drop, I mean disappear.  It is very strange.  When it goes, the
> following happens:
> - No traffic is passed, TCP or UDP
> - No errors occur
> - Link status does not change, show up
> - The OS thinks the user is still connected, even though the SSH traffic is
> not passing (verified with KVM connection during an event)
> - No errors on the interface
> - No errors on the switch
> The drop is for 30-60 seconds, then resumes.
> Has anyone seen anything like this?
> -Matt

More information about the bind-users mailing list