named 8.3.4 dies under recursive cache load (with ACL'ed zones?)

Paul Vixie paul at
Sat Feb 15 17:52:39 UTC 2003

greg, allow me to apologize on behalf of the bind4.9 and bind8 effort
for the fact that named cannot recover from a malloc() failure.  you
should upgrade to bind9 which handles this condition properly.  if you
remain with bind8 then you should put it in a restart wrapper like:


trap "" 1
while :; do
	/usr/sbin/named -f >> /var/log/named 2>&1 < /dev/null
	/usr/ucb/logger -p emerg "named restart"
	sleep 3



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