Bind 9.3.4-P1 Crashing?

Adam Tkac atkac at
Tue Oct 16 17:03:04 UTC 2007

On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 12:53:07PM -0400, David Nolan wrote:
> --On October 16, 2007 6:43:58 AM +0200 Tony Earnshaw <tonni at> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Looks like this could be Debian etch; FWIW Bind 9.4.1-P1 running on
> > Fedora FC6 and RHEL5 x86_32 and 64, built from Adam Tkac's srpm, has
> > been running stably with extended uptimes.
> >
> > Your problem could, perhaps, better be directed to your OS vendor.
> Nope, this isn't Debian, its a locally built image.  Our systems team 
> builds the OS image, I built Bind myself.
> We've been using the same kernel for months prior to the 9.3.4-P1 upgrade 
> (7/24 when the vulnerability announcement happened).  FWIW, these servers 
> are processing 2-400 queries per second typically, and we've only seen this 
> crash three times since the upgrade.
> Simultaneous crashes on 2 machines providing the same virtual IP, on three 
> separate occasions, really makes me suspicious of a new packet-of-death 
> exploit, but unless it happens again and I get packet traces we can't prove 
> that.
> Thanks for the thought though, its definitely on my possibilities list.

It's quite hard to find problem with description "BIND crashing". Best should be go through standard procedure - fill a bug on bind9-bugs at (if you have "vanilla" BIND). I believe BIND developers help you there.


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