At Tue, 5 Aug 2008 02:56:09 -0400,
grarpamp wrote:

> Hi. I upgraded from 941p1 to 951b1. Now I get servfail's on simple
> dig's of random domains such as the one below and can't figure out
> why. If I kill the server and restart, some other domain might go
> servfail. I've attached two traces, the same query with a restart
> in between: one good, one servfail. I diffed the two but it wasn't
> clear to me what was up. So I guess I could use your eyes. Note my
> config is /dev/null, this should result in a simple recursive caching
> server and is easily replicable. Platform: FreeBSD RELENG_4 as of
> the last commit. Other than the bind version, nothing else has
> changed. Thanks.
> /usr/local/bind951b1/sbin/named -c /dev/null -f -d 99
> ; <<>> DiG 9.5.1b1 <<>> @ a
> ; (1 server found)
> ;; global options: printcmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 19277
> ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
> ; IN A

One quick question: does this always happen for What if
you send the same query again? Does that fail again, does it succeed,
or is it case-by-case?

JINMEI, Tatuya
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.