named has a week long fault tolerance?
I have a webserver whose named daemon failed today. It would also refuse to restart properly.
I discovered the fault from the debug log, and it was a double entry for a certain domain in named.conf. It's running OK now.
However, that double entry had been there for a full week, and named had been started several times since then.
My impression is that it tolerated the fault for a week and then lost its patience, and said "well, he still hasn't corrected it .. I have to show him who's boss now" KAPLUNK!, and down it goes.
But - I ask myself - why fail now,a nd not several days ago when the faulty named.conf was read for the first time.
Anybody any ideas?