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

Terje Mathisen terje at tmsw.no
Wed Dec 16 19:48:06 UTC 2015

tglassey at earthlink.net wrote:
> Terje can you install GPSD as well - does it compile and link 
> properly? Does it load?

Yes, I did a ports installation of gpsd, accoding to it everything was 
fine except for no PPS signal.
> 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?

Yes, afair.

>> 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. :-(

- <Terje at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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