Is there some good reason for ntpdig to be doing asynchronous DNS?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Nov 9 19:03:43 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> Another possibility is that there is an option to bail after N seconds.  If 
> you are using it to set the time during booting, you might not want to wait 
> for DNS to timeout.  DNS timeouts on this system are ballpark of 30 seconds.

There's a timeout option, but it seems to apply to the wait for SNTP reply,
not the wait for DNS.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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