BIND 9.7 Serial Number Decrease Problem

Phil Mayers p.mayers at
Sat Jun 4 19:13:40 UTC 2011

On 06/03/2011 04:57 PM, Barry Finkel wrote:
> I have a problem with BIND 9.7.x on Ubuntu.
> I have two servers that are running 9.7.3.
> They slave 332 zones, and they also master 213,750
> malware/spyware zones that we have defined to reroute these
> domains to a local machine.

That's a hell of a lot of zones.

Have you investigated RPZ in the newer versions of bind?

> I have no idea why BIND would remember the increased 1239
> serial number, when the serial number for the zone has been constant
> at 1238 since Mar 04. I have to assume that between Mar 04 and
> Jun 03 BIND would have written the zone to disk, either in the
> base zone file or a .jnl file.

Perhaps the .jnl file was corrupted when you "-9"ed it?

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