[ntp:hackers] On converting to FreeBSD servers here

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Dec 22 10:48:22 PST 2004


I recall you had problems with power management for your precision time 
system and had means to turn it on/off. I assume this is possible 
without the fancy drivers; the Intel chipsets come with outrageously 
large chipset drivers. I have no idea what those drivers do other than 
what the native FreeBSD kernel can wiggle.

I assume Samba works with FreeBSD. I am building a monster archive 
machine (0.5 TB) intended as backup/restore should something break on 
another machine. What I need is a utility to checkpoint full disk images 
across the net for archive. I bet somebody here already does that.


Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>In message <41C99DF7.7090800 at udel.edu>, "David L. Mills" writes:
>>In migrating to FreeBSD from SunOS here, some of the newer Intel 
>>motherboards have rather large drivers for the chipset, LAN, audio, 
>>video etc., for Windows and Linux.These drivers are huge, like 20 MB. 
>>What do we do about FreeBSD? In some cases, like onboard audio and 
>video, who cares. But in others, like chipset drivers, what do folks do?
>You shouldn't need any magic drivers as far as I know...

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