rndc flushname not working

Bob Harold rharolde at umich.edu
Thu Dec 11 14:35:49 UTC 2014

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM, Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at fantomas.sk>

> On 09.12.14 21:36, Frank Bulk wrote:
>> Perhaps it wasn't NXDOMAIN -- I didn't capture the output.  But there
>> definitely was not answer.  The institution only has two authoritative
>> nameserver entries, both pointing to the same IP, so all it was all down.
>> In any case, why doesn't flushing the name work?
> I'm afraid we can't tell you without precise information.
> However, the institution should get at least one backup DNS server...
> --
> Matus UHLAR - fantomas, <uhlar at fantomas.sk>
> <https://lists.isc.org/mailman/listinfo/bind-users>

If a DNS server does not respond, I believe that BIND caches that fact, but
it is tied to the DNS server IP (or name?) and not to the domain, so
flushing the domain name would not affect it.
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