[ntp:questions] Setting up a NTP Time Server
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 8 12:01:32 UTC 2008
Hal Murray wrote:
>> Can someone point me to a good document that
>> shows how to setup a Time Server? I have an
>> isolated network that cannot get to the Internet
>> to sync time. I have Solaris 8,9,10 and Red Hat Linux
>> Advanced Server 4 servers as potential time server
> I don't know of any document that covers this case.
> It does come up occasionally. There might be some
> ideas in the newsgroup archives.
> I think your top level decision is do you want to setup
> a refclock or do you want to coast between manual corrections.
> For under $100 you can rig up a GPS clock. The Garmin
> GPS 18 LVC is usual suggestion. That will give you good
> time. I don't know anything about Solaris. Linux needs
> a serious patch to get PPS support. Without PPS support,
> your time won't be "good". It will be much better than
> coasting without any refclocks.
Solaris has some sort of "PPS support". My Motorola M12+T feeds the PPS
into, I believe, the DCD pin on the serial port. I'm not familiar with
the Garmin driver; it may or may not have that support built in. If
not, ISTR reading about a PPS driver.
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