[ntp:questions] PARSE refclock for DCF77

Matthias Fuchs matthias.fuchs at esd-electronics.com
Fri Mar 13 16:27:52 UTC 2009

Rob wrote:

> Paul.Croome at softwareag.com <Paul.Croome at softwareag.com> wrote:
>> The refclock driver is doing a good job of checking the validity of
>> each DCF77 'telegram'.
>> If a telegram is invalid, NTP freewheels until reception improves.
> But that surely has not been the case in all versions.  Bad things have
> happened if trash was received.
> So it all depends on the actual version of ntpd in use.

I expect that you do not really know any more details, right?

I am doing my tests with ntpd 4.2.2p4. Do I expect to much from you
when I ask if this is a "bad" version when using the parse refclock in
mode 5 for a simple dcf77 receiver?


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