[ntp:questions] Re: ntp startup behaviour under Windows

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon Aug 21 11:37:45 UTC 2006

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> I'm not certain that I understand why your server addresses are not
> being resolved.  Is ntpd started before the TCP/IP stack is available?

The DNS may not be accessible at the time that ntpd starts. There can be
all sorts of reasons for that. I recently fixed this issue so that it
will retry the lookup and either gets a valid response of it will get a


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