[ntp:questions] drifting on crystal

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 13 02:47:41 UTC 2005


Pete Stephenson wrote:

>In article <mailman.11.1105574729.588.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org>,
> Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:
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>>[...] but I would recommend that you at least keep in the back of 
>>your mind the idea of switching to an OS that doesn't typically have 
>>these problems.
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>If not Linux or Windows, what would you suggest?
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If you are limited to PC hardware, Solaris X86 and Free BSD come to 
mind.  Either one will run ntpd and do a reasonable job of timekeeping.  
I've had excellent results running Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Intel 
Platform Edition on Compaq hardware with CPU speeds in the 1.5 to 2.5 
GHz range.



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