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

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat Sep 20 19:37:49 UTC 2003


My unit was gratis, too, so I may be in the same boat as you. 

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

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