[ntp:questions] ntp server specs
"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Thu Apr 21 12:25:15 UTC 2011
David J Taylor wrote:
> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:WeGdnew3j4A37TLQnZ2dnUVZ_gWdnZ2d at giganews.com...
>> You don't really care what hardware the server runs on! X86 should
>> work as well as any other architecture.
>> The software is somewhat more important. Linux works well on the X86
>> platform and could reasonably be used as an NTP server. Windows on
>> X86, or anything else, is not nearly as good a time keeper, as Linux,
>> Unix, OpenVMS and perhaps others.
>> NTPD does not place a heavy load on most modern hardware; you should
>> never notice that it's there unless you go looking for it.
> Completely agree on the software. The best OS for NTP is generally
> considered to be FreeBSD.
The really good news is that as of Linux kernel 2.6.38, which is the
default in the upcoming ubuntu 11.4 release, hardpps() has become a
standard part of the kernel, just as on FreeBSD. :-)
Also like FreeBSD, it seems like you have to enable this in a kernel
config file and recompile, but you should no longer have to patch the
- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"
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