[time] GPS or CDMA Time servers

Brandon West brandon
Wed Apr 2 00:28:55 UTC 2008


I forgot to mention that I'm in the USA. I like some of the heol  
design products, but I couldn't find pricing. I'm leaning towards the  
Garmin GPS unit. I think I asked this already, but can this be  
connected via USB or is it only a serial device?

I really appreciate all the good ideas coming in at a reasonable price.

I also agree with you. I work for a large company and we have loads of  
Linux servers, workstations and other devices that I run. I do see the  
market and vendors in general not liking Linux at all. They know that  
generally Linux admins are knowledgeable and they cannot sell us  
something we don't really need.

I've also noticed that our business would rather buy something rather  
than spend labor on the same task. Instead of having me setup a Linux  
NTP server, they opted to buy my yearly salary's worth of NTP  
equipment from a big vendor. I guess it's a tax thing here in the US-- 
they can't write me off like they can capital.

Anyways, I'll keep everyone updated as to what I decide to do!


On Apr 1, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Chris Kuethe wrote:

> i think the general vendor assumptions are:
> a) you run windows so you're too stupid/lazy to build something
> yourself or to shop around [*]
> b) you run !windows so you're a tiny and irrelevant market segment [*]
> at least that's how it feels to me.
> or maybe they've just done a lot of R&D, and they're including a
> significant level of support with their carefully engineered products
> and don't want to lose money on the deal.
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8083883801.html
> http://www.heoldesign.com/index.php?id=58
> as for an affordable receiver, look at a Garmin GPS18/LVC, a u-blox
> Antaris4T, or something from signav or synergy-gps
> CK
> [*] but then again, i work for a very well known business that uses
> linux on a big pile of machines. sometimes it's cheaper to buy an
> existing product and sometimes it's cheaper to build our own. needless
> to say i think those assumptions are garbage, but vendors can be
> really shortsighted at times.
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 11:05 AM,  <brandon at blwest.com> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I recently discovered the NTP pool and promptly added my Debian box  
>> to the
>> pool. I have one fairly simple question that will most likely  
>> result in a
>> not so simple answer.
>> Are there any affordable GPS/CDMA time servers that are affordable  
>> yet not
>> completely home brew?
>> I contacted Meinberg and received a quote for a LANTIME/M300/GPS.
>> Unfortunately, this unit is WAY out of my price range. Any ideas  
>> would be
>> appreciated. I've searched the web for quite awhile and most  
>> solutions
>> seem to be corporate in nature. Doesn't anyone make a USB or Serial
>> receiver that you can integrate with ntpd in Linux?
>> Thanks,
>> Brandon West
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