[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid
Thu Jul 23 13:51:38 UTC 2009
> Wonder if this will get posed, or returned to me..
> Been lurking for a while.
> Also, been messing about trying to get a local (to me) GPS
> Disciplined NTP server working, based on David Taylor's work
> with FreeBSD, I think I have one of those configured OK, but
> I've got other issues with FreeBSD on that machine that sort
> of prevent me using it for unattended "appliance" use. It
> keeps generating system emails for the Root user, and I can't
> find out why! Other than its something about recovered editor
> So... I'm about to try a couple of Windows "solutions"
I have since retired the FreeBSD server in favour of Windows 2000 and XP
systems which can provide a good enough offset for me (within a
millisecond or so). Look at the three systems here:
Feenix - lightly loaded XP system
Stamsund - heavily used interactive XP system
Bacchus - lightly loaded windows 2000 system, with occasional 100% CPU
load from a weekly defrag (today's defrag would not do this).
> However, while involved in something else, this came to my
My FreeBSD system ran on a 48MB 133MHz pentium system, so not dissimilar
in power. But having a router box you could simply convert might be
easier. You can use serial-to-USB convertors and not loose too much
> Now, I realise the clock speed is not that quick by modern
> standards, but could that have enough "grunt" to work as a
> GPSDNTP server for a small low traffic LAN?..
> Enough waffle from me...
> Regards to All..
> Dave Baxter.
Sounds a fascinating project, Dave. Too much QRN from all the computers
here to do too much radio!
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