[ntp:questions] NMEA ref.clock better than my ISP's timeserver?

pisteoff at start.no pisteoff at start.no
Thu May 28 07:36:43 UTC 2009

On 28 Mai, 09:14, Terje Mathisen <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no"> wrote:
> piste... at start.no wrote:
> > On 27 Mai, 21:43, Terje Mathisen <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no"> wrote:
> > Actually the Garmin 18x LVC is quite expensive here in Norway? Seems
> > like it's quite a lot cheaper abroad, but with tax and postage I don't
> > think it's any cheaper to order one unit from US or somewhere...
> I got mine from Malfix in Oslo, paid about 800 NOKs.
> >> If your neighborhood is Oslo, I probably have you beat, with 6-8
> >> GPS-quality PPS sources, including 5 Oncore timing receivers, all
> >> connected to FreeBSD servers with PPS support. :-)
> > I'm on Gjøvik, so until the opposite is proved I still think I have
> > got the most accurate clock in the neighborhood :)
> OK, you're about an hour or two away then. OTOH my servers are located
> in Oslo, Porsgrunn and Bergen, with fast private (mostly fiber) between
> them. :-)

That seems like a little over the hobby level NTP-server I'
running :)  Do these NTP-servers have a special purpose which demands
high accuracy? Or is it “only” for time syncing workstations in a
network or something?


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