[ntp:questions] What happens if ntp server unavailable at start up?

Evandro Menezes evandro at mailinator.com
Fri Sep 12 17:11:16 UTC 2008

On Sep 12, 8:31 am, Unruh <unruh-s... at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
> Sounds great. So, let me say I have pool.ntp.org as a server. when my
> system comes up (a desktop) the network interface is there, but the dns
> server is still dead, and the gateway is still dead. Ie, no address for
> pool can be gotten from dns. Does the system keep trying or does it give up
> on that server?

Similarly, if a connection is dropped, will NTP query the DNS server
about the IP of a specified server again or will it binds to an IP
address and never give it up?


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