Off Topic: Caching Bind Server Freezing

Gottschalk, David dgottsc at
Wed Jan 27 17:41:55 GMT 2010

Does anyone here use Bind to cache DNS lookups on their MailScanner boxes?

I have a bind caching server running on each of my MailScanner machines, and occasionally named will completely freeze up. I'm not sure why this is occurring. I thought it might have had to do with SpamHaus lookups hanging (they blocked our lookups), so I disabled them in my; however, that has not resolved the issue.

I'm running version 9.2.4.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

David Gottschalk
UTS Email team
david.gottschalk at

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