[ntp:hackers] Modern FreeBSD NTP Stratum 1 server?

tglassey at earthlink.net tglassey at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 16 15:25:34 UTC 2015

Terje can you install GPSD as well - does it compile and link properly? 
Does it load?

On 12/16/2015 05:59 AM, Terje Mathisen wrote:
> I have been trying, unsuccessfully, for a couple of days now to 
> replace my old S1 server (ntp1.tmsw.no) which was entered in the pool 
> with an IPv6 address only:
> The new server was based on PC-BSD 10.1, then I downloaded all the 
> ports and all the kernel source code in order to build a custom kernel.
> (I first tried to simply use kldload to load the PPS modulu which 
> seemed to work but when configuring ntpd (latest ntp-dev code) it 
> didn't seem like pps was located so the ntpd binary was built without 
> PPS support.)

Interesting - did a device entry appear in /dev for the install?
> Anyway, after the custom kernel was installed I did get one YES for 
> pps during configure, but that didn't seem to be enough, because when 
> I load ntpd I get messages in /var/log/messages stating that the 
> ppsapi is unusable. :-(
> So my question to the list is: Does anyone have recent experience in 
> making ntpd + pps work on FreeBSD?
> Terje
> PS. The reason I'm doing this is because the old server crashed, so I 
> can't simply copy all the conf files from that one. :-(

Todd Glassey
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