[ntp:hackers] IEEE 1588 support in NTP?

Bjorn Gabrielsson bg at lysator.liu.se
Fri Oct 28 08:20:36 PDT 2005


Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> writes:

> Please keep in mind that PTP yields an accuracy in the nanosecond range *only* 
> if special network adapters with PTP support are used on all PTP nodes. 
> 
> PTP support for network adapters means that the adapters include a hardware 
> timestamp unit which takes a time stamp whenever a PTP packet goes on the 
> wire or is coming in from the wire. 

Are 1588 going into general ethernet chipsets?

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    Björn



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