[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Sun Feb 15 13:28:57 UTC 2009

>Would it matter if the packet colided? NTP is using UDP and I can't
>see from the packet analyser that it is expects a response back. When
>it does work with a known good machine there is no acknowledgement of
>the packet being sent. Do you think that there another level of
>operation in the network that I am not seeing with the packet analyser?

Bugs in drivers or hardware (probably firmware) have caused
retransmissions.  Usually they are just an occasional duplicate,
but I wouldn't be all that surprised is somebody implemented
a machine gun version.

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