named process dying on rndc reconfig

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Fri Jul 20 13:44:44 UTC 2007


Thank you for your response. You wrote:

>> I observed the same effect on two different nameservers yesterday.
>> Each was BIND 9.3.4 running in a Solaris 10_x86 "zone".
>> I had modified a file included from named.conf to remove a particular
>> IP address from many "masters" clauses for slave zones. On "rndc reconfig"
>> the named process softly and suddenly vanished away. There were no
>> messages (at severity "error" or higher). On restarting, BIND showed
>> no dislike of the modified configuration files.
>sounds like
>2115.   [bug]           'rndc reconfig' could trigger a INSIST if the
>                        number of masters for a zone was reduced. [RT #16444]

I see that is listed as fixed in 9.4.x: I take it you are saying that the
same bug (likely?) exists in 9.3.x? If so, is the fix likely to get 
retrofitted there?

Wouldn't an INSIST failure have logged an error message?

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at

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