[ntp:questions] Enterprise NTP Architecture

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Tue Sep 30 06:49:08 UTC 2008

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Routers do not make the best clocks!  They are highly specialized 
> devices with a great deal of work to do.

> Do you have an old X86 server that's not quite good enough any longer?
> NTP is not terribly demanding and an old server running Linux would make 
> a very good time server.

FreeBSD is exactly the same cost, but makes for even better startum 1 
servers, i.e. with a $100 GPS receiver attached.

> You might consider using broadcast or multicast modes.

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

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