[time-nuts] Embedded NTP servers?
John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Sun Aug 19 18:00:58 UTC 2012
Hi Bill --
Your lucky day may be at hand -- I've been struggling to get my herd of
Soekris 4501s running again and thought the process of updating from BSD
4 to 9 would be "simple." Well, several months later I have a working
CF image and am just getting the four 4501s Soekris's (Soekri?) running
I had to do some hand tweaking on the images to make things work, so I
don't feel comfortable sending the config files, but I am happy to make
the image available to you -- you could either snail-mail me a 2GB CF
card, or we could see how much the image compresses and I can host it on
Bill Dailey said the following on 08/19/2012 01:55 PM:
> 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.
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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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