[ntp:questions] Re: Any recommendations for a rack-mount NTP appliance?

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Fri Sep 19 06:29:29 UTC 2003

David L. Mills wrote:

> Terje,
> Caution: see mizbeaver.udel.edu, a TrueTime NTP-200, and note the
> awesome errors now displayed. This is apparently a hardware glitch. The

The NTS-200 did have a firmware bug that would cause errors after some 
date in August.

I was warned about this (around May/June), and told to download/upgrade 
the firmware. When that didn't work (because my unit was one of the 
initial test units, with firmware level 0.0, they asked me to send it 
in, and did a factory replacement instead.

> sales person should be tasked to explain that before you buy. There have
> been evil occasions when TrueTime products have come seriously off the
> rails. I have every reason to like TrueTime products, but they need to
> explain how such problems can occur.

I agree.

Full disclosure: I did take part in the testing of the NTS-200, so I 
haven't paid anything for that particular unit. I have however bought 
several other units, both from TrueTIme and others.


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

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