> On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 02:27:13PM -0700, Keith Woodworth wrote:
> > Moved some servers around and running BIND 8.4.6 and I just reloaded a
> > zone and get serial number too big.
> >
> > 19990301242
> >
> > is the current serial number. I dont recall the other BIND server that was
> > authoritiative complaining, which is running: 8.3.4.
> >
> > How can I recover or fix this particular message? A google search for
> > bind serial number too big is less than helpful.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Keith

>
> A convention which you may have been following is:
>
> YYYYMMDDnn
> 2005050600
>
> This is designed to nicely keep us under (2^31-1):
> 2147483647
> for another few years; hopefully not only my kids but any grandkids will
> be out of college by then, and I'll be retired. ;-)


Actually YYYYMMDDnn works until the end of 4294.

> For some reason, though, you've added on an extra digit.
>
> YYYYMMDDnn
> 19990301242
>
> Earlier versions of BIND may not have complained about this, but just
> let you go on using
> (19990301242 (mod 2^32)) == 2810432058 == -1484535238.
> This IS an illegal value, though ...
>
> See the aforementioned documents on how to correct this with least
> disruption via expiring zones.
>
> --
> Joe Yao
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