[Pdns-users] Re: Seriious bug with PowerDNS and sql server dropping.

Evan Hoff evan at evanshost.com
Mon Sep 13 14:40:14 UTC 2004

Yes, I've noticed this too.  My setup includes placing the database on
another machine (for load purposes).  I've noticed that if there is any
hiccup on the database server (or a reboot), that pdns won't bring itself
back online after the database is available again.  Pdns chokes until it is

It would be great if there were a workaround for this.


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[mailto:pdns-users-bounces at mailman.powerdns.com] On Behalf Of Eric Renfro
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 4:55 AM
To: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
Subject: [Pdns-users] Seriious bug with PowerDNS and sql server dropping.

I've noticed a serious bug with PowerDNS 2.9.16, at least using the 
PostgreSQL connector.

If the PostgreSQL server PowerDNS is setup to connect to drops, reloads, 
temporary loss of connection, etc, for whatever reason, PowerDNS looses 
it's connection to the database, it stops completely. This is kind of a 
fairly serious bug.

Another problem I found with PowerDNS is that if one were to send 
/dev/urandom to a PowerDNS server, of a fairly large size, about 2-10mb 
worth, powerdns will choke it up and fail. I found this out, because 
someone had tried to do that to me, while I had bind running as a 
front-end, and it never failed on me. But when I put PowerDNS in the 
front, to handle it's zones, it bombed out completely, and fairly quickly.

Eric Renfro
Myrddin Computers & Designs

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