Frequent timeout

Alex mysqlstudent at
Mon Sep 10 16:11:38 UTC 2018


> >> tcpdump -s0 -n -i eth0 port domain -w /tmp/domaincapture.pcap
> >>
> >> You don't need all of the extra stuff because -s0 captures the full packet.
> On 06.09.18 18:42, Alex wrote:
> >This is the command I ran to produce the pcap file I sent:
> >
> ># tcpdump -s0 -vv -i eth0 -nn -w domain-capture-eth0-090518.pcap udp
> >dst port domain
> and that is the problem. "dst port domain" captures packets going to DNS
> servers, not responses coming back.
> "-vv" and "-nn" are useless when producing packet capture and "-s0" is
> default for some time. I often add "-U" so file is flushed wich each packet.
> you can strip incoming queries by using filter
> "(src host 68.195.XXX.45 and dst port domain) or (src port domain and dst host 68.195.XXX.45)"

I've generated a new tcpdump file using these criteria and uploaded it here:

The SERVFAIL errors didn't really occur over the weekend. I believe it
has something to do with mail volume, link congestion/bandwidth


> >I should also mention that, while eth0 is the physical device, there
> >is a bridge set up to support virtual machines (none of which were
> >active). Hopefully that's not the reason! (real IP obscured).
> not the reason, but using "-i br0" could be safer then.
> Note that the IP was seen in packet capture you have published, not needed
> to hide it now.
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