[ntp:questions] Monitoring FreeBSD temperatures remotely

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Mon Apr 12 23:47:22 UTC 2010

G8KBV wrote:
> In article <hpuekj$rcm$1 at news.eternal-september.org>, david-
> taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid says...
>> It surprises me that, with FreeBSD being suggested as a good system
>> for servers, there isn't more ready-made SNMP about.


> And as for that editor 'vim'  If you thought Notepad was bad......
> Some documentation as to how to use that is sorely needed!  It's about 
> as counter intuitive as you can get, my opinion at least.  There has to 
> be an easier to use text file editor that can be used?

I've accumulated these but mainly use vi on UNIX or qedit on DOS.

unix2dos            Translate ASCII files to/from DOS (cr/lf) and UNIX (lf)
joe-3.5             Joe's own editor
gedit-2.28.2        Lightweight GNOME2 text editor
beav-1.40.18        Binary Editor And Viewer, a full featured binary 
file editor
jed-0.99.16nb2      Extensible folding editor with Emacs/WordStar/EDT 
mined-2000.15       Html-aware editor
nano-2.0.8          Small and friendly text editor (a free replacement 
for Pico)
easyedit-1.4.6      Easy to use text editor

> I'd dearly love to see a GPSDNTP server "Live CD" out there.  You can 
> get firewall's routers, web and FTP servers etc, all as Live CD's, but 
> I've yet to find a NTP server, and I havent the knowledge (yet, if I 
> ever will) to create one myself.

I'd have thought it was in base system of all above and at most
just needed minor edit of ntp.conf to select some nearby sources
and restart ntpd. I've just loaded default ntp.conf on NetBSD
fileserver, restarted "sudo /etc/rc.d/ntpd restart" and from
another box a few minutes later:

ntpdate -q fileserver
server w.x.y.z, stratum 3, offset -0.000986, delay 0.02826
12 Apr 23:39:04 ntpdate: adjust time server w.x.y.z
offset -0.000986 sec


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