[ntp:questions] Arcron (type 27) driver users needed

Joe Landers ntpquestions at hireindex.com
Fri Jul 22 17:45:07 UTC 2011


I have a couple of Arcron's, although I don't actively use them anymore.
If you let us know exactly what you'd like us to do, we'd be happy
to help. Alternatively, I can ship one to you or Harlan and you can 
verify the fix yourself.


On 7/20/2011 8:33 PM, Dave Hart wrote:
> If you use the refclock_arc.c driver (127.127.27.*) please reply to me
> and mention which receiver and radio station you use.  The driver
> supports MSF, DCF, and WWVB.
> I'm asking because five years ago, a bug report was filed indicating
> the driver was dependent on the system's time zone, when it should be
> independent of it.  The driver maintainer provided a patch, and the
> reporter of the bug said it cured his problem.  Then, unfortunately,
> the bug was dropped on the floor and the fix never integrated into the
> distributed ntpd sources.  Details at:
> http://bugs.ntp.org/402
> Harlan and I are embarrassed by the oversight and would like to
> resolve it, but also aware the proposed fix is not
> backwards-compatible and risks breaking currently-functioning setups.
> Additionally, we are both leery of making changes to a reference clock
> driver without adequate testing.  I would like to see the change
> tested against several radio stations and with the system timezone set
> to UTC and local time.
> Cheers,
> Dave Hart
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