BIND does not listen at all when the interface is temporarily down (only with IPv6)

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Nov 18 16:36:32 UTC 2009

When I listen on one specific address:

listen-on-v6 { 2001:db8::53;}; 

If the interface is not UP at the time BIND starts, and therefore this
IP address not local, BIND does not listen:

18-Nov-2009 17:31:24.588 not listening on any interfaces

and does not resume if the interface becomes UP later. (I have to rndc
reload.) Very annoying.

This does not occur with IPv4 and the listen-on directive.

Tested with BIND 9.5.1 and 9.7b2 on Debian/Linux.

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