Bind 9.9.0B1 Inline-Signing Question

McConville, Kevin kmcconville at
Thu Nov 17 19:34:35 UTC 2011


Thank you once more for your help with this. I'll redo our test on a separate environment, just to make sure, before sending a bug report.

Pass on a Thank You to the rest of the ISC Bind team - you guys did a remarkable job with getting the Bind Upgrade out for the query.c crash, as well as keeping everyone up to date on the issue.



Kevin McConville
University at Albany

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Hunt [mailto:each at] 
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:15 PM
To: McConville, Kevin
Cc: bind-users at
Subject: Re: Bind 9.9.0B1 Inline-Signing Question

> Thank you for responding. Unfortunately, it seems that the journal 
> file isn't getting updated when we manually edit/increment the static 
> zone file. The time/date stamps are off - both 
> and show Nov 
> 16 while the static zone file modified today shows as Nov 17.

Okay, it's definitely fallen out of sync.

> Would running it in a chroot jail have any impact on it?

Not that I know of.

> You mentioned using the rndc reload in a previous post so I have been 
> using that since you mentioned it. Even stopped using kill or named 
> stop
> - have only used rndc stop to stop the service.

"rndc stop" would have the same effect as a kill, in this case... but if you've consistently used "rndc reload" every time you updated the zone file, then it should be working.  If you forgot even once, though, then your server would get into this unrecoverable state.  So my guess is, either that's what happened, or else there's some other bug that I haven't previously encountered.  I should have time to take a closer look at this next week.

Thank you, by the way, for testing the code.  If you'd like to get this issue into our ticketing system, send mail to bind9-bugs at

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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