Clients get DNS timeouts because ipv6 means more queries for each lookup

Jonathan Kamens jik at
Mon Jul 11 19:59:39 UTC 2011

On 7/11/2011 3:26 PM, Eivind Olsen wrote:
> I think the main issue here is - why is your nameserver thinking it has
> IPv6 connectivity?
No, this isn't the issue.

I see the FORMERR errors in syslog and the timeouts resolving host names 
even when I start named with -4.

Named is querying for AAAA records even when it is started with -4, and 
it is the querying, not the connectivity, that is the issue.


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