On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:22 PM, W Sanders wrote:
> This doesn't seem to have much to do with BIND, but it's one I have not
> seen before. We operate some cache-only DNS servers for customers to
> point their resolvers to. Most of these are running BIND 9.4.1+.
> On all the hosts I've tested so far, when I do a
> dig @ourserver somedomain.com
> dig @ourserver somedomain.net
> dig @ourserver somedomain.org
> it takes 4+ sec to get the initial non-cached response, whether valid
> or
> NXDOMAIN, back from com/net/org. In fact org often *hangs*.

Try starting BIND with '-4'. It worked for me when I was experiencing
the same thing.