All Bind servers crashed
owens at nysernet.org
Wed Nov 16 15:36:55 UTC 2011
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 07:59:10AM -0600, bind at namor.ca 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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