[ntp:questions] FreeBSD with Garmin GPS 18 LVC

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Sun Mar 4 21:11:50 UTC 2007

David J Taylor wrote:
> Keith E. Brandt, M.D. wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up a server on a FreeBSD 6.2 system with the Garmin
>> GPS 18 LVC as the PPS source.
>> The system works fine using pool servers (PPS not enabled), but as
>> soon as I try to use the PPS signal, it acts as if ntpd is not
>> running (I get a "localhost: timed out, nothing received" error on
>> ntpq queries).
> []
>> Suggestions?
>> Keith
> If it helps, my own experiences with FreeBSD 5.4 are here:
>   http://www.david-taylor.myby.co.uk/ntp/FreeBSD-GPS-PPS.htm

I have had such a system running on FreeBSD 6.1 for about a year. 
Nothing fancy about getting it to run except the need for dynamically 
re-creating the symlink to the /dev/gps0 device after each reboot.


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

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