At Sat, 02 Aug 2008 10:28:24 -0500,
Walter wrote:

> Yes, it was returning SERVFAIL errors to queries. No, it didn't appear
> that it was ignoring queries - just giving the SERVFAILs.


> It didn't
> matter if I queried for a name that was already cached.


If so, and if servers always return SERVFAILs to any query, it may
indicate a different type of problem than merely exhausting file
descriptors. If you also serve an authoritative zone in that server,
you may want to check whether queries for names in the authoritative
zone are responded. You may also want to check whether the server
returns a query for "version.bind TXT CH" (after configuring the
server to respond to it).

> I didn't think
> to try running rndc status, I guess will do that this evening.


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JINMEI, Tatuya
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.