[ntp:questions] How often does ntpd refresh its DNS lookup?

Jason Rabel jasonrabel99 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 19:38:45 UTC 2019

> For server-entries in ntp.conf, how does ntpd (4.2.8p13) time refreshing
> of hostnames?

As far as I know, for regular server entries once it's done the
initial lookup on startup, that's it...

I believe for pool entries it will do a lookup to grab new IPs if a
pool server goes silent. Maybe that's what you were referring to?

I'm sure Harlan or Miroslav can give us a definitive answer.

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