[ntp:questions] Proposed NTP solution for a network

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Wed Mar 11 07:37:35 UTC 2009


Ask Bjørn Hansen wrote:
> On Mar 4, 5:49 am, Terje Mathisen <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no"> wrote:
> 
>> It is probably better than the Garmin, but almost certainly much less
>> good than a dedicated FreeBSD box with an Oncore timing receiver.
>>
>> The most important point though is the fact that no such appliance box,
>> (afaik, and I own/operate 3-4 different brands), supports proper logging
>> of its own performance, so you have no way to check/verify after the
>> fact if a given timestamp actually was good or not.
> 
> The Meinberg servers ("appliances") make available the loopstats
> file.  (I've no idea if that's "proper logging").
> 
> It generates graphs from them, too.  An example here:
> http://tmp.askask.com/2009/03/loopstat9669.gif

That is nice, and the first time I've seen this from a 'black box' ntp 
server.

Terje
> 
> In my limited experience their support is really very excellent; I'd
> recommend talking to them for advice.  http://www.meinberg.de/english/
> 
> 
>  - ask


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- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
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