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FS#50538 - [bind] Floods syslog when network unreachable

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Isabell Cowan (Izzette) - Sunday, 28 August 2016, 01:16 GMT
Last edited by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Sunday, 09 October 2016, 10:37 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


named (DNS forwarding) floods the journal with useless messages ("network unreachable resolving [...]") when the network is unreachable. It's so bad that in a matter of minutes several megabytes of logs can be recorded. It also makes it difficult to look through the log for actually useful information. This is particularly troublesome on wireless devices, where a network connection is not always available or has yet to be attained as when coming out of sleep/halt states.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
All as far as I can tell
* config and/or log files etc.
I've messed with it but can't seem to suppress or log these messages elsewhere.

Steps to reproduce:
Install named for DNS forwarding/caching and disconnect from the network.
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Closed by  Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Sunday, 09 October 2016, 10:37 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 20:54 GMT
Looks more like a gripe report than a bug.

From my bind experience, there is numerous options to drop logs and this can be configured in named.conf.