[ntp:questions] Best NMEA sentence

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Feb 22 02:43:29 UTC 2016


On 2016-02-21 11:22, Paul wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Neil Green <ncguk at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> A supplementary question: when searching for ways to make an NTP server
>> better, I find FreeBSD recommended a lot

> That's the result of a fundamental misunderstanding.  Most people using NTP
> want to synchronize a network of computers in which case network effects
> (latency, jitter and load) will dominate the error.  There are some people
> that simply want the most accurate system clock (for timestamping events on
> that computer).  In that circumstance I suggest a system designed with that
> end in mind.

To amplify: would you suggest that the spec in that case should be FreeBSD on a
Soekris or similar with an HP primary or secondary reference clock or similar?

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Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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