[ntp:questions] Re: Trimble Setup Question
jflores at sgi.es
Mon Aug 25 13:45:05 UTC 2003
As far as I remember...
You have to connect the Trimble (I used the TSIP) connector from
the box with the serial port (which machine are you attaching to?).
After that, you have to create a symbolic link from /dev/palisade1
pointing /dev/tty0p1 (supposing this is the port you have connected
In the ntp.conf file, add something like "server 127.127.29.1".
Run the NTP daemon and it should work...
Well, I suppose you have configured the Trimble antenna before
doing all this.
Hope this helps you or, at least, you could see what´s wrong
Greg Blakely <Greg.Blakely at MCI.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.1.1061682965.17347.questions at ntp.org>...
> Hi, folks. Please forgive the beginner-level question, but I've tried
> something with NTP that I've not done before, and am running into a few
> What I'm doing that's new is running a Trimble Acutime 2000 GPS
> receiver. I have it running, after a fashion, but need to clear up a
> few hazy spots:
> + I'm running the "29"-type (Palisade) interface. I'm using
> TSIP output from the Acutime. Should I be using NMEA instead?
> If so, does that change the type of interface I should choose in NTP?
> + The Acutime is sending packets 41, 6D, 46, 4B, 82, 42, 43, 4A,
> 54, 56, 83, 84, 8F-20, and 5A. Does NTP need all that?
> + What all is needed in ntp.conf? Do I want to use my local hardware
> as a clock source? Do I peer with other stratum one clocks? If so,
> how many?
> + I have ignored the "offset" field in the "peer" billboard of ntpq in
> the past, because, as a client, my computer chose the best source,
> 'offset' didn't matter a whole lot. Now, I find that most of the
> stratum one clocks that I 'peer' with have offsets of 537.950, while
> Trimble Acutime has an offset of -73.123 (as an example). I'm
> that other clocks have a positive offset of several hundred while my
> stratum one clock has a negative value. Is this a good thing?
> + After a while, my ntp server stops trusting the Acutime clock source,
> placing an 'x' next to its entry in the 'peers' billboard. What is
> going on?
> + I will gladly send any debugging info that is necessary to get the
> answers to some of these questions.
> Thanks, folks. I guess I never fully appreciated the headache of
> adding my own stratum one clock into the mix.
> - Greg -
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