All Bind servers crashed

Bill Owens owens at
Wed Nov 16 15:36:55 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 07:59:10AM -0600, bind at wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011, Bill Owens wrote:
> >This behavior makes me bet that the trigger is a name in an incoming 
> >email message, being resolved by an anti-spam filter. 
> We had the same thing happen, across multiple, geographically-diverse 
> servers overnight, around the exact same time as the OP.  That seems a 
> little odd to be an email, as it would have to cover a myriad of 
> destinations all at once.
> While that's possible, I'm just finding it lacking as the sole reason for 
> the conclusion.

Looks like I'll lose the bet - a NYSERNet member campus admin tells me that his campus servers were affected, but he runs individual copies of BIND on his mail servers specifically to handle the load anti-spam queries and they had no problems.


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