[ntp:questions] Re: GPS solution for Win32?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Oct 2 09:21:29 UTC 2005

At 6:20 PM -0500 2005-10-01, Adam Butler wrote:

>  I'm working on a linux box now which should do better than my win32 box.
>  I do have a linux box running apache for a lightly loaded web server now.
>  Would it be wise to use this machine for my purpose?

	Properly configured, it would be likely to be fine.

>  I only need accurate time for my private LAN but I want it to be very
>  accurate.
>  I need maybe 500 millisecond accuracy.

	I usually get down into the single milliseconds for accuracy, and 
there are a lot of people who can do the same (or better) on properly 
configured Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris boxes.  I think you should be 
able to do much better than 500 milliseconds.  However, setting your 
goal at 500 milliseconds should be quite achievable.

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