ntpq quirks

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Sat Sep 22 16:33:13 UTC 2018

Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> > # Requests are automatically retried once, so total timeout with no
> > # response is a bit over 2 * DEFTIMEOUT, or 10 seconds. 
> Thanks.  That sounds reasonable, but I can't translate that into what I'm 
> seeing.
> Did you check the code?  Does it bail on the second timeout?  Is there an 
> extra retransmission layer in the mru code?  ...

Urgh. It turns out those *receive* timeouts.

I don't see any send backoff logic at all.  I just read the code looking
for it.  It would be in the sendrequest() method if it were anywhere.
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