[ntp:questions] help with setting up NTP on windows with a USB GPS

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Dec 4 20:10:41 UTC 2009

unruh wrote:
> On 2009-12-04, Dave Baxter <spam at goes.nowhere.com> wrote:
>> In article <YQPRm.11377$Ym4.1985 at text.news.virginmedia.com>, 
>> david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.co.uk.invalid says...
> ....
>> Your sumizing above, is exactly what I'd like to do, idealy all on one 
>> physical box if posible.  But as elsewhere, I'm not haveing much success 
>> stitching it all together on a box of its own at present.   The latest 
>> being that the 'Reg' command, usd by Dave Hart's serialpps install batch 
>> file, does not exist on Win2k!  (XP and later only I think.)  Oh well.
> Please, do not use a Windows box as your main server. get a cheap ( your
> local flea market should have one for $50) computer, install linux or
> freebsd, purely for running ntp on it, and use it as your server. 

Elderly computers can frequently be found at curbside.  Often, there is 
nothing wrong with them, they are just old and/or slow.  NTP does not 
require a lot of computing power!!  If these old wrecks will boot some 
form of Windows or Linux they are well suited to not very demanding jobs 
like running NTPD.

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