[ntp:questions] IA approved COTS NTP servers question

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Mon Jun 7 21:29:20 UTC 2010


Terje Mathisen <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no"> wrote:
> The easiest as well as cheapest might be to take the default FreeBSD
> + Garmin GPS18 route: Total cost about $100 plus a few hours to
> build/configure it.

> The FreeBSD box don't need any open ports at all except 123 (the NTP 
> port), and you don't need any services either, so it can easily be 
> locked down.

> (You can consider making an exception for ssh if you must have remote 
> management...)

Easiest...  while it is certainly possible that procurement rules have
changed since I was a summer intern at NRL '84-87 I suspect that
"build your own" may not actually be easiest in the context of
U.S. Government procurement and certification procedures :)

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