SUMMARY-in.named on Solaris2.4

From: Wayne S. Gabree (
Date: Tue Sep 26 1995 - 08:30:07 CDT

I asked:

>I have a SparcStation5 that I upgraded to from 2.3 to 2.4 at the beginning
>of July. Ever since I've been getting errors from in.named (I'm
>running a caching only name server):
>Sep 5 23:01:08 oeb named[7923]: rt_malloc: memdebug overflow
>My kludge is to kill it and start it up again (argh!). Any ideas?

And the solution is:

Apply the following patch;

Patch-ID# 102479-01
Synopsis: SunOS 5.4: memory leak/mismanagement in in.named
BugId's fixed with this patch: 1178808


Don't use Sun's named.

bind 4.9.3 beta 17 was the latest version of named that I know was working.

is current.

Be careful of the install as it overwrites several /usr/include files that
will no longer work under solaris 2.x systems.

Thanks to:

Dave Kelley <>
Kevin Regan <>
Laurent Sainte-Marthe <>
Brad Burdick <>
Frank Lowe <>

Sorry if I left anyone out.


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