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

Hal Murray hmurray at
Wed Nov 9 19:12:09 UTC 2016

esr at said:
> There's a timeout option, but it seems to apply to the wait for SNTP reply,
> not the wait for DNS. 

I was thinking of an overall timeout.  Something like:
  If you can't set the time within N seconds, bail with an error return code 
and I'll try something else.

Lots of people want really fast reboot.  (Of course, some of them also expect 
accurate time.)

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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