[ntp:questions] Meinberg software running under Vista/Windows 2008
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Fri Jul 8 03:16:00 UTC 2011
Chris Albertson wrote:
>> unruh wrote:
>>> He can just put the antenna in the inside of the window.
> Most server rooms are not in window offices.
> He'd have to find a south facing window, convince the
> occupant to allow some antanna to be placed there
> and then run cable back to the GPS
> or co-locate the GPS with the antenna
> and run serial and PPS signals back
> to a computer in a server room.
> How well this might work would depend on office
> politics and the physical layout of the building.
> There are other kinds of radio clocks.
> Some work off the cell phone network and will work any
> plece you can get a few bars on your phone.
> Cell phone antenna don't ned to see the sky.
I (and many of my colleagues have found Cell phones often
don't work well deep in rack rooms, especially near the racks.
> But for most normal people who just need to run an NTP
> server the Internet pool servers are good enough
> and you can fall back on Orphan Mode for when the
> Internet is down.
They could always get a rubidium / cesium, frequency / time
reference (for a lot more money), if the office politics
and the physical layout of the building, won't allow for
them using GPS, DSF, MSF, ...
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