[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.

Dave Baxter g8kbv at nospam.uko2.co.uk
Thu Jul 23 16:33:11 UTC 2009

In article <AsmdnaKmdOdn7_XXnZ2dnUVZ_j-dnZ2d at supernews.com>, 
lausts at acm.org says...
> On 2009-07-23, G8KBV <g8kbvdave at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Wonder if this will get posed, or returned to me..
> >
> > Hi...
> >
> > 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
> > files?
> >
> Dave:
> You will probably not find a better timekeeper than using the FreeBSD
> machine.  The resources required are very minimal compared to running

Hi Tom.

Thanks for the tips, and yes I'll go to a more relevant list for FreeBSD 
details like this, I just threw it in to illustrate some slight 
frustration with it.  Otherwise, I do sort of like the OS.

As to it's timekeeping reputation, from what I can see on t'interweb, 
that seems justified.

>From what David Taylor hints at, maybe I bite the bullet, and get one of 
those BifferBoards, after asking somewhere about minimising FreeBSD's 
footprint, and making a bootable system for embedded "things" etc.

Steep (near vertical!) learning curve at the moment.


Dave B.

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