BIND can't find root nameservers
I have a recurring problem on a Debian machine that is running named.
The bind program becomes unable to get the address of the root
nameservers and fills up /var/log/daemonlog,/var/log/syslog with
messages to that effect.
sysquery: no addrs found for root NS (M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET)
This causes the /var partition to completely fill up, which
then causes various problems (no mail, no printing, and now I see
also that it stops named from working).
Can I configure the logging options somehow to limit the retained logs?
Or better yet solve the named "no addrs found" problem?
Any help would be appreciated.