[ntp:questions] Re: Oncore refclock config for freebsd

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Tue Nov 25 08:35:37 UTC 2003

John Ackermann N8UR wrote:

> I finally took the plunge and built up a box to run FreeBSD 4.9 as a 
> dedicated time server.  My goal is to ultimately feed it with GPS and 
> WWVB clocks.  I built ntp via the FreeBSD ports system.
> At the moment I'm starting with an Oncore receiver, and am having some 
> config problems.  I suspect these may be due to my newbieness with 
> FreeBSD; I'm mainly a Linux guy.  As far as I can tell, the Oncore clock 
> is compiled into the system (and doing "strings /usr/sbin/ntpd | grep 
> oncore" yields lines relating to /etc/ntp.oncore and the two serial 
> devices).

You need to compile your OS kernel with 'option PPS_SYNC', otherwise the 
kernel interface won't be there.

Did you do that?

You should also run ./configure --enable-ONCORE to make sure that your 
driver is actually included, and not stubbed out.


- <Terje.Mathisen at hda.hydro.com>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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