[ntp:questions] NTP client basic
hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Sun Mar 4 22:49:53 UTC 2007
>When the repeats still appeared in my own SNTP client implementation (now
>trapped, but logged), it seemed to me that I might have stumbled on a
>possible source of trouble. RFC2030 didn't seem to say that you MUST take
>steps to discard repeats which COULD arise in the underlying UDP protocol,
>it seemed to be saying that you could keep an eye on the xmit timestamp in
>the request - but it's not essential. RFC768 (which describes UDP) doesn't
>shed any light on whether a corrupted UDP packet could be repeated.
It's possible but very very unlikely for the network to duplicate
Is your code retransmitting if you don't get an answer? If so, a
likely explanation is that you aren't waiting long enough. In
any case, your code should filter out duplicates and/or process
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