[ntp:questions] Enterprise NTP Architecture

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Sep 30 13:29:15 UTC 2008

Once upon a time, Terje Mathisen  <terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com> said:
>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.

What about routers that run FreeBSD (e.g. Juniper)? :-)  Oops, no
attached clock until you get to the big Junipers (who need it for SONET

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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