[ntp:questions] Re: Mac OS X + ntpd?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Feb 2 23:16:56 UTC 2005


At 4:32 PM -0500 2005-02-02, David Magda wrote:

>>  No, the Soekris doesn't have a fan.  But then, because it's running
>>  on a CompactFlash device, it doesn't make a good place to run an
>
>  Sokris machines can use hard drives as well. Check the web site for
>  details.

	The 48xx series has some serious problems being used as an NTP 
server -- ask Steve.  The 45xx series works well, as Poul-Henning 
Kamp has proven many times over.

	If you want to use the 48xx series for something else, it may or 
may not be a good choice.  But add a 2.5" hard drive to a 48xx 
machine with a 266 Mhz 586 class Geode single chip processor, and 
that's going to be pretty expensive and yet not yield a whole lot of 
system performance.  A Mac Mini would probably be cheaper and perform 
a heck of a lot better, while not drawing that much more power and 
taking up only a little more space.

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