[ntp:questions] Best practice: re-resolve server IP address before each poll/query

Nero Imhard nim at pipe.nl
Tue Jun 12 21:00:54 UTC 2007


Jan Ceuleers wrote:

> In the list of best practice recommendations it makes about SNTP 
> implementations, it says:
> 
> "SHOULD resolve the server IP address via DNS before each poll/query, so 
> that the pertinent DNS entries' Time-To-Live values are respected."

I'm all in favor of this particular recommendation, since I *have* been
bitten by the issue (loooong time ago, on 2000/11/28, message ID 
<3A23B124.6F86FEBE at signature.nl>, the thread that starts there may be
informative or at least illustrative).

N




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