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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Sep 12 18:16:54 UTC 2008

On 2008-09-12, Evandro Menezes <evandro at mailinator.com> wrote:

> 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?

As of 4.2.4p5 it will keep retrying without additional configuration.

> 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?

Not yet.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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