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Re: BIND and timeout

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.net> wrote:
> Due to network congestion, I often get timeouts with BIND,
> /etc/resolv.conf containing only "nameserver".
> In /var/log/syslog, I can see errors like:
>  xvii named[1661]: error (network unreachable) resolving ...
> and the "host" command returns:
> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
> As a workaround, I can add the DNS servers of my ISP to the
> /etc/resolv.conf file at home, and I no longer get any timeout.
> But on other networks (my machine being a laptop), I cannot do this.
> In general, I don't want to use the DNS servers provided by the DHCP
> server because they are often broken, yielding obscure behavior like:
>  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=457472
> So, how can I make BIND work reliably, like the glibc resolver?

You can use "supercede domain-name-servers ..." in "dhclient.conf" to
set and any other DNS server (like Google DNS or OpenDNS) to
be written to "resolv.conf".

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