Re: /var partition overflow (due to spyware?) in FreeBSD default install

From: Brett Glass (
Date: 10/24/03

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    Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 22:18:35 -0600
    To: "David G. Andersen" <>, Garance A Drosihn <>

    At 08:46 PM 10/23/2003, David G. Andersen wrote:

    >the problem is very obviously an excess of messages from bind.
    >This bug report should go to the ISC folks.

    Indeed. Or perhaps we can integrate a patch into FreeBSD and
    then forward it up to ISC.

    >No daemon should
    >be spewing out log messages at the _incredible_ rate that
    >bind does when it decides it doesn't like what it's getting
    >in this context. The same bug can be triggered by using a
    >forwarding nameserver that bind doesn't like.

    Interesting. What does BIND "not like" about certain forwarders?

    >The immediate question to ask is, "is this fixed in bind9?"

    That's only the immediate question if FreeBSD moves to BIND 9.
    Otherwise, the question (at least in this forum) is, how does
    FreeBSD patch it until or unless it goes to BIND 9?


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