[ntp:questions] http://www.ntp.org/ => a blank page?

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 21:27:26 UTC 2009

On Mar 9, 8:36 pm, r... at panix.com (Rod Dorman) wrote:
> One thing you would gain is lack of any help in 'correcting' typos in
> domain names. I don't know if Comcast does it but there have been
> several instances where ISPs assumed you were using a browser and
> returned something other than a NXDOMAIN.

This is the prime feature of OpenDNS, and why I don't like using
machines that use OpenDNS.  I want "ntpq -c pe typo.ntp.server.net" to
fail instantly with a name resolution failure, rather than take ages
sending useless NTP packets to OpenDNS's NXDOMAIN-substitute web

Those poor servers must be getting hit with doomed attempts to
communicate using protocols other than HTTP at a stunning rate.

Dave Hart

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