[ntp:questions] FreeBSD 7.3, net4501, ntpd & gpsd?

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Tue Oct 5 19:16:18 UTC 2010

Goran Sandin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to setup gpsd + ntpd with NanoBSD for binary mode of the GPS (a 
> Rockwell Jupiter TU30-D140-221).
> Both gpsd and ntpd are installed from FreeBSD 7.3 packages.
> gpsd is version 2.90 and ntpd is version 4.2.4p5.
> gpsd is up and running and xgps from another computer is receiving the data.
> When I start ntpd I get these two comments in /var/log/messages:
> refclock_newpeer: clock type 28 invalid
> configuration of failed
> Relevant parts of /etc/ntp.conf:
> server minpoll 4 maxpoll 4
> fudge time1 0.0 refid GPS
> Any ideas of what I have missed?

I'd guess you have a cut down version of ntpd.

Here on NetBSD I have 39 x ntp-4.2.6p2/ntpd/refclock_*.c
although ntpd came from the main site rather than netbsd
pkgsrc which is slightly older.

You can probably add and enable just the missing ones you


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