[ntp:questions] Have Pi, have GPS = low powered NTP server?

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Wed May 30 16:57:13 UTC 2012

David J Taylor wrote:
> A small box like that would make a nice NTP server if it can be done.
> The only (very small) contribution I can make is that for some time I
> ran NTP with GPS on a Pentium 133 MHz with 48 MB of memory using
> FreeBSD, so you CPU-grunt is at least adequate. Rebuilding the kernel to
> add PPS support was an overnight job, though!

My best S1 box ever was an old Dell Pentium-90 with a hand-soldered 
Motorola Oncore UT+ (the old/original 8-channel receiver).

Yes, adding "option PPS_SYNC" to the kernel and rebuilding did run 
overnight. :-)

- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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