ntpq flakiness

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Wed Apr 10 23:07:41 UTC 2019

> It's one of the few times I've gone on an expedition like that and completely
> failed.  Whatever it is, it's not going to be obvius. 

Here is an interesting possibility.  How about the code is working as designed 
but the parameters are set wrong.  Maybe not "wrong".  How about "not 
agressive enough for crappy conditions"?

I think you said it did one retransmission after 5 seconds.  Can you easily 
patch that to be 3 or adjustable from the command line?  It should double the 
time each retry, but you can start lower if you collect a few samples to learn 
what to expect.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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