[ntp:questions] Looking for a NTP stratum 2 appliance

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at redhat.com
Fri May 26 09:29:25 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:31:27AM +0000, Matthew Huff wrote:
> For the last 20 years I've run our stratum 2 ntp servers under Solaris then Linux. I'm looking to replace them with an appliance for a number of reasons. One of the main one is clock stability. We have 2 microsemi GPS synced stratum 1 servers with rubidium oscillators. I am not looking for a linux/bsd/unix box running NTP, but a dedicated non-os appliance.

I don't know if such an appliance exists (all I saw that had a real
NTP client ran a regular OS), but I'm curious what problems is the
(in)stability of an ordinary computer oscillator causing. Are the
servers supposed to be able to hold over long periods of time in case
the stratum-1 servers fail?

Miroslav Lichvar

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