discrepancy with rndc dumpdb -zones

Cathy Almond cathya at isc.org
Wed Sep 1 10:52:29 UTC 2010

Hi Gordon,

We've not seen this before (and it doesn't sound like anyone else has
either).  What version of BIND is it?  Has it reappeared since?  Is this
a particularly heavily loaded/busy server?  Does it have recursive cache
as well as authoritative zones?

Kind regards,


Gordon A. Lang wrote:
> After several successful "update delete ..." nsupdate sends to the master
> DNS server, verified with dig, the "rndc dumpdb -zones" command produced
> named_dump.db file still showing the deleted records.  This was repeatable
> and persistent (over the half hour time period) until I performed a hard
> restart of named.
> Has anyone else seen this sort of thing?
> Can anyone explain this?

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