[ntp:questions] Proposed NTP solution for a network

Jason bmwjason at bmwlt.com
Thu Mar 12 01:12:14 UTC 2009

Terje Mathisen wrote:
> 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.
Our exisiting appliances have had this capability for at least several 
years (the oldest is 30 months old).

> 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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