[ntp:questions] ACTS Modem mode not working in -dev ?

Brandon Applegate brandon at burn.net
Mon Feb 24 11:45:22 UTC 2014

Wow, I'm guessing this is the culprit ?

diff /root/ntp-4.2.6p5/ntpd/refclock_acts.c /root/ntp-dev-4.2.7p423/ntpd/refclock_acts.c

< #define MODE_AUTO     0       /* automatic mode */
< #define MODE_BACKUP   1       /* backup mode */
> #define MODE_BACKUP   0       /* backup mode */
> #define MODE_AUTO     1       /* automatic mode */

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On Mon, 24 Feb 2014, Harlan Stenn wrote:

> Brandon Applegate writes:
>> In 4.2.6p5 this worked exactly as advertised...
>> I've been running in mode 1 (backup) for quite some time, and it's been
>> working fine.  That is to say that a call gets made once at startup, but
>> by the time the other sources become reachable - no subsequent calls are
>> made.  Calls should only been made if all other sources are unreachable.
>> In ntp-dev-4.2.7p423 - with the same config, calls are made pretty
>> frequently.  The reach column 'decays' and I hear the modem fire up.  I
>> cannot find any documentation to show me that something changed and my
>> config is out of date to run in -dev.  Here is the relevant config:
> I thought Dave Mills still has one of these setups for testing, but it
> may be shut off.  He's trying to avoid code maintenance these days.
> I can also see if somebody else can take this over.
> Are you able to compare the ACTS driver between 4.2.6 and ntp-dev?
>> ...
>> I'd like to keep the -dev code running, as I'm troubleshooting a
>> completely unrelated bug.  For now I have mode set to 2 (manual).  I don't
>> want the phone company reliving their glory days of 30 years ago with all
>> these long distance calls...
> The good news is that these should be *much* less expensive now, and
> will even be free for a number of calling plans.  But yes, if there's a
> problem we should identify and fix it.
> H

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