Re: More Problems with DNS stopping randomly.

John David M. Miller ( (no email) )
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 17:40:57 -0500

Not to push upgrading but we were running into issues
with Metainfo's 2.5 version also. Once we upgraded to
3.0 response times dramatically improved and the problems
disappeared. The management is much better also.

The only problem I have run into is figuring out what they
mean regarding listening on multiple ip addresses.

There is a limitation on this which spits out an error to the
event viewer but does not seem to effect the name resolutions.

One of those "gotta track that done when I get a chance" things.

John David M. Miller
SAMnet Internet Solutions /
Authorized Ipswitch VAR - Offering ISP Discounts

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Fisher <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, March 05, 1998 5:11 PM
Subject: More Problems with DNS stopping randomly.

I have been battling this same problem except I use Metainfo's DNS 2.5.
If I use NSLooup and try to bring up any domain from that DNS server I
get timeouts or long pauses.

I found one thing that I was doing wrong according to the DNS & Bind
book. I had multiple "A" records pointed to the same IP. I have taken
those records out and made one "A" record pointing to the IP and
"CNAME" records pointing to the "A" record. This seems to helped, but
I'm still having the problems. If anyone could shed some light on
either of these problems it would be much appreciated.

Bill Fisher

> From: Beverly Wise <>
> To: NTISP <>
> Subject: Problem with DNS stopping randomly.
> Date: Thursday, March 05, 1998 12:59 PM
> We are having a problem with DNS randomly pausing then resuming. The
> service is not stopping, it is just pausing, for about 30 seconds all
> way to 5 minutes, there are also no error messages in the event
> Also, when this happens, there are no alarms or errors on any of our
> hardware. Sometimes I can't even ping the IP of our mainserver when
I am
> sitting at it doing the pinging.
> We are running Microsoft DNS on a Pentium II 233 with 128 M of RAM,
> hardware includes a Computone Intelliserver PowerRack, a Cisco 1601
> and an Adtran TSU/LT (CSU/DSU) If anyone has experienced this, or
has a
> possible solution please let me know.
> Beverly L. Wise
> Systems Operator
> Falls City Net Services
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