[time-nuts] GPS clock to RT-Linux for pulsar machine

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jul 2 02:47:48 EDT 2005

In message <000b01c57e96$7be31140$4023f304 at computer>, "Tom Van Baak" writes:

>PHK - do you have any anecdotes on how well NTP
>works under primitive OS's like DOS?

"not at all"

DOS timekeeping is restricted to the 18.2Hz i8254 counter and that
is far to crude for the NTP algorithms.

A few SNTP tools work and their precision is obviously 18.2Hz...

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