How to reset the serial number?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Mar 26 18:35:24 UTC 2012

On Mar 26, 2012, at 11:30 AM, Carlos Ribas wrote:
> I accidentally changed the serial number to one bigger than 32 bits and now I'm trying to reset the serial number. Following the manual of Bind9 I tried to add 2147483647 (2ˆ31-1) to the number and reload the server, but my slave is not updating to the new zone serial number.

Shut down the slave server(s).
Use scp or rsync to copy over the zone file, one with a corrected serial #.
Restart the slave server(s).

[ Is BIND putting SOA serial #'s into a signed int? ]


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