BIND DNS problem (?)

Jukka Pakkanen jukka.pakkanen at
Wed Sep 26 13:52:20 UTC 2018

Yes looks like that, also this problem started suddenly, affects all our SMG & DNS servers, so very unlikely the problem is on our end.

Still Symantec "enterprise support technician" claims the problem is on our DNS servers, and as a "proof" send the chapter 4.1.1 of the RFC1035, where it is stated that "code 2 = server failure", and this should prove that our servers are not working because they got "server failure" error ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Finch [mailto:dot at] 
Sent: keskiviikko 26. syyskuuta 2018 15.06
To: Jukka Pakkanen <jukka.pakkanen at>
Cc: bind-users at
Subject: RE: BIND DNS problem (?)

Jukka Pakkanen <jukka.pakkanen at> wrote:

> Now got some more debug info, but does it help finding out why we get 
> the server failure?

The DNS servers for are broken. They drop most queries which causes all sorts of problems.

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at> Humber, Thames: Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate, but rough at first in Humber. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate.

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