[time-nuts] Embedded NTP servers?

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 17:38:25 UTC 2012

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM, Michael Tharp <gxti at partiallystapled.com>wrote:

> Thoughts? Has it been done before, preferably with open source? I'd love
> to make it myself but I have to finish the GPSDO first :-)

NTP is not as easy as you think.  Just doing the cryptography to handle
authentication is more then I would want to write.  When a free open source
ntpd exists it will be really hard to get people to help work on
re-inventing it.  But your idea to use a GPSDO to drive the system clock is
good.  People have done that and it works. You basically unsolder a TTL
"can oscillator" and put a small connector in it's place.


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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