Bind reporting named[17907]: socket: too many open file descriptors

  • 7008883
  • 22-Jun-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3 (SLES)

Situation

DNS caching server fails with these errors in the /var/log/messages.

Error logs:
Jun 13 16:35:12 named[17907]: socket: too many open file descriptors
Jun 13 16:35:12 named[17907]: socket: too many open file descriptors
Jun 13 16:35:12 named[17907]: socket: too many open file descriptors

Resolution

Updating to SLES 10 SP4 resolved the issue.


If you are running OES 2 SP2 and bind then you cannot update to SLES10 SP4, try switching to novell-bind or contact Novell Technical Services.

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