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Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Apr 3 23:02:06 UTC 2009

varrunashok at yahoo.com (Varrun Ashok) writes:

>Hello everybody,   Why does ntp (ntp-4.2.4p4 in specific) require an operating
>system? I use embedded Linux (kernel-2.6.23-rc3+Busybox+grub) to run ntpd and
>ntpq.I would like to run NTP (ntpd and ntpq) in a product developent kit of
>LPC 2378 microcontroller that does not have support for uClinux,Linux or
>WINCE.Is it possible?Can I use a part of the source code inside the
>ntp4.2.4p4.tar.gz package and compile it and run it without any OS.Please give
>me your suggestions,links and other materials that answer the above

Because ntp writes to files and reads files, writes to network interfaces
and reads from network interfaces, alters the system clock. all those are
things handled by "operating systems" Sure you could write them all
yourself if you really wanted to.

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