[ntp:questions] Re: Minimal system

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Fri Jul 21 05:57:21 UTC 2006

Keith E. Brandt, M.D. wrote:
> What's the minimum x86 computer to adequately run freeBSD to set up as 
> an NTP server?

The smallest you can find that still works! :-)

Actually, you probably want at least a Pentium-60 just so the OS will 
have RDTSC available, but you can make do with a 486 as well, you just 
have to use a slightly older kernel afaik.

My Stratum-1 Motorola Oncore UT+ was running off a Pentium-133 for many 
years, delivering sub-us performance most of the time. The current 
Pentium-II/Pentium-III boxes are less stable. :-(


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

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