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

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Nov 9 19:28:43 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> 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.

Nothing like that is documented.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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