[ntp:questions] Re: Multiple ntp processes?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 16 18:25:32 UTC 2006


Ronan Flood wrote:
> "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
> unnecessary.
> 

I can't help wondering what ntpd is going to do until its server 
addresses are resolved. . . .




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