[time-nuts] Embedded NTP servers?

Bill Dailey docdailey at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 17:55:25 UTC 2012

I have a soekris box but got hung up on the compact free bsd install.  Wish I had more time to get a handle on that.  I am certain the thing would be hard to beat power wise and it is all in one nice tidy box.    


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On Aug 19, 2012, at 12:38 PM, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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