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RE: Bind9 stopped after 34 days of uptime


I have the same problem recently. I've deleted the needless users and groups from the group and passwd files, but because of some reason the utmp grp is needed by logrotate (why ? :)). Because of this problem, the logrotate didn't run daily and logfiles were bigger and bigger. Some days ago I received an alert from netsaint that my shiny new bind9 stopped running. I started to investigate it and I was surprised that i have 2 megabytes of free ram :/ I figured out that if some of the log files are so big (around 100Mb) syslog-ng ate up all of my 256Mb ram. So i compresssed those log files, restarted syslog-ng and bamm i have 181 Mb of free ram. So you should check this as well :) 

Best Regards,
Domonkos Czinke

-----Original Message-----
From: InfoEmergencias - Luis Gomez [mailto:lgomez@infoemergencias.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 3:03 PM
To: Debian security
Subject: Bind9 stopped after 34 days of uptime

Hi all

I've been running my company's server with Linux in the same computer for 
about six months. Tonight, when I arrived home (my company is in my house) at 
about 6 a.m., I noticed I could not browse any website, and noticed that the 
DNS server (bind 9) was stopped. It was up when I left at 15.30h. I restarted 
the service and everything is OK now.

We currently have an uptime of 34 days, and this had never happened before. 
The computer is running Woody, upgraded every night (via cron.daily). I've 
been looking at my logs, trying to determine at what exact time the dns 
server failed, but I cannot figure out. We never lost connection from the 
Internet, as we use a secondary name server provided by our name registrant 
(gandi.net), so as far as I can tell our name did not stop being resolvable 
from the outside (that explains why I didn't stop receiving mails, I think).

Well, if anyone has ever had a problem like this and can lend me a hand or 
give me some advice, I'll be very happy to hear you :-)



Luis Gomez Miralles
InfoEmergencias - Technical Department
Phone (+34) 654 24 01 34
Fax (+34) 963 49 31 80

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