Slave to Win2003 DNS

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Sun Nov 1 13:46:02 UTC 2009

On 31.10.09 12:07, Jukka Pakkanen wrote:
> Our Bind 9.6.1-P1 Windows servers are slaves to a Windows 2003 DNS  
> server, zone "company.local".
> For some reason the slaves don't update the zone unless I restart the  
> BIND service in the server, and after a while, fail to respond to 
> queries.
> Example, after a couple of days since the last restart, the BIND servers  
> stops responding to queries to "company.local" (SERVFAIL), at the server  
> I can see that the cache file is not updated since the service was  
> previously started.  I restart BIND service, and immediately the cache  
> file is updated, server again responses to queries etc.
> I suspect this is not a problem in the BIND, but in the Windows 2003  
> DNS, but any ideas anyway, what to look in the server?  Haven't been  
> playing with the Windows DNS a lot...

Is the master updating SOA serial?

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