[ntp:questions] Re: OpenBSD: WWV reference clock driver does not work

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat May 7 19:45:44 UTC 2005


Kurt,

You are victim of audio.c in the libntp library of the distribution. 
While I wrote the original program, it has been so hacked up by others 
that I consider it unrepairable.

Dave

Kurt Raschke wrote:

> I'm trying to get the WWV audio reference clock driver to work on 
> OpenBSD 3.6 on i386.  I built and installed NTP 4.2.0 from ports; the 
> build went fine, but when I try to run ntpd it fails:
> 
> addto_syslog: audio: invalid control device parameters
> addto_syslog: internal error: refclockio structure not found
> 
> 
> Relevant contents of /etc/ntpd.conf:
> 
> server 127.127.36.0
> fudge 127.127.36.0 flag2 0
> 
> /etc/ntp.audio0:
> idev    /dev/audio
> cdev    /dev/mixer
> agc     mic
> monitor vol
> 
> uname -a output:
> OpenBSD console.raschke.net 3.6 GENERIC#59 i386
> 
> I am not sure if this is a new problem or if the WWV refclock driver has 
> ever worked on OpenBSD; I have seen references online to the driver 
> working on FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux.  It may be that the NTP WWV 
> refclock driver simply won't run under OpenBSD in its present state.
> 
> -Kurt Raschke
> 



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