POOL keyword in ntp.conf non resolving

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Jan 26 17:11:06 UTC 2016

Sanjeev Gupta <ghane0 at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:41 PM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:
> > OK, here's where you gain a level in hackery. :-)
> >
> > Learn how to perform a git bisection (using Google to find a HOWTO) and
> > nail down which commit broke the lookup.  Konowing that, it should be
> > easy to fix.
> >
> Eric, I thought the whole point of my using Open Source was that I
> complain, and you et al fix?  :-)

Well, yes, often.  But...and I'm being serious now...it's good form to
send a request for bisection back to the bug reporter when you suspect
that the bug might be sensitive to environmental factors that are
tricky to identify and replicate.  That way you avoid getting ratholed
by an inability to reproduce the bug locally.

(And you *always* suspect tricky environmental factors when DNS lookups
are involved.  That is, if you weren't born yesterday.)

Besides, I didn't think you'd *mind* an easy level gain in hackery. :-)
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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