[ntp:questions] New to NTP on Linux

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Sat Oct 30 20:46:59 UTC 2004


junkmail at mmscomms.demon.co.uk (dusty bin) wrote in message news:<e426e73c.0410260302.6c5c25ce at posting.google.com>...
> Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote in message news:<mailman.48.1098714862.72027.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org>...
> > At 5:53 AM -0700 2004-10-25, dusty bin wrote:
> > 
> > >  Presently running NTP on three W2K machines from 486 up to PII.
> > >  I want to add some refclocks using a) Garmin GPS25LVS and/or b)
> > >  Jonathan's MSF Rx.
> > 
> > 	Cool!
> > 
> > >  Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to imply running at least one
> > >  machine on Linux (of which my knowledge is minimal)...
> > 
> > 	You can, but it's not strictly necessary.  I believe that the 
> > Windows port of the reference implementation will also support 
> > refclocks.  Of course, Windows has other problems with its clock, so 
> > you may very well be better off running another OS.
> 
> I did attempt ref clock type 20 on W2K but it didn't work - I didn't
> try very hard because the Windows info on ref clocks suggests only a
> couple have been implemented.  The Garmin was on serial port 1 and I
> think I tried both 127.127.20.0 and 127.127.20.1 without success.
>  
The NMEA clock driver appears to be supported on Windows. I have no
idea why it didn't work for you. Please note that on Windows there
is no COM0. COM starts at 1. You need to configure your devices for
the appropriate COM port number.

Danny



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