[ntp:questions] Under which circumstances a reply comes 126 seconds later?

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.com
Wed Mar 5 15:42:46 UTC 2008

Danny Mayer wrote:

> NTP never delays sending replies unless something is preventing it from 
> running. I have never heard of a "limited" option in ntp.conf. What 
> version of ntp are you running, on what platform, what does your 
> ntp.conf look like and what else could be prempting ntp?
> Danny

Not strictly true. The response packet for a symmetric association can 
come back an arbitrarily long time after the request was sent. The 
ntpd program does not immediately respond to symmetric packets, 
instead waiting until the peer polling interval expires.

Brian Utterback

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