[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sat Feb 21 10:11:31 UTC 2009

Uwe Klein wrote:

> The hardware does automatic resend on collision using an
> exponential+random backoff algorithm.
Properly functioning ethernet has minimum packet lengths that guarantee 
that it one receiver sees a collision, all of them see the collision. 
Therefore collisions should never result in duplicate packets at the 
application layer.

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