[ntp:questions] Re: Multiple ntp processes?

Ronan Flood ronan at noc.ulcc.ac.uk
Mon Oct 16 15:09:30 UTC 2006

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Just curious; why is it necessary to fork a second process to do the DNS 
> lookups?

So they are done asynchronously and don't block ntpd while they
complete or timeout.  I believe there are plans to incorporate
asynchronous resolution into ntpd, so that the child fork becomes

                      Ronan Flood <R.Flood at noc.ulcc.ac.uk>
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