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I'm relatively new to using BIND and am having a bit of a problem.  We are running a preconfigured BIND 8 on a Redhat box, we just used a webmin tool to add the domain and hosts we required.  Everything seems to work fine, it resolves names normally etc, until sometimes it simply seems to stop (normally I find this out because my email client starts complaining that it can't find the domain).  We have been solving it by rebooting the box, whereat it will run smoothly for another period of days before dying again.

Like I say I'm new to BIND so I'm not really sure what I'm lokoing for to debug this problem, any advice would be appreciated.
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I noticed this problem quite a bit when I used to run bind 8 (I always guessed it was some stupid script kiddie DoS/bind hack attempt) - I now use bind 9.1 w/ no problems.  The workaround we used in the past was to spawn named via init (you have to use the '-f' option when running it from inittab).  Cheesy, I know, but for those who would rather avoid an upgrade, it seems to work.

-Jon

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Cheers, I'll try upgrading later today.
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for now you don't have to reboot the server.  just kill named and restart it.  kill -9 `cat /var/run/named.pid`
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Obviously.

I think the main problem here is that manual intervention is required to maintain the DNS server (which should not be necessary).

-Jon

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izwiz - bind9 requires a much stricter adherence to the RFC wrt it's zone files - if you need help making your zone files load into bind9, feel free to ask for assistance...

-Jon

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I didn't upgrade to 9, I just went to the latest 8 version (I need to use 8 because the webmin tool that the people who will be using the box only does 8).  So far no crashes, so I guess you can have the points!
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Thank you.  I've heard that versions of bind 8 released after bind 9 (don't ask) are pretty good as well, so you should be OK.  

If all else fails remember the inittab trick hehe

-Jon

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