[time-nuts] beaglebone black, debian, NTP client

Graham / KE9H ke9h.graham at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 04:02:48 UTC 2016

The Debian 8.x (jessie) releases for the BeagleBone run systemd-timesyncd,
which is installed and on by default. As long as the Beaglebone is hooked
to the internet, it has correct time to +/- 10 milliseconds or so.
Probably good enough for a time-nut lawn sprinkler.

systemd-timesyncd is a simplified system that corrects the system clock in
the computer using NTP, but only as a client. The Beaglebone does not
participate as a peer.

For Debian 7 (wheesie), I think you need to install and enable ntpd.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 7:27 PM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Has anyone fooled with using NTP on a beaglebone black running Debian (the
> beagleboard.org image)?
> I assume it's just a matter of turning on ntpd (which I'm not sure is even
> installed) and/or running ntpdate (I'm not looking for super accuracy..
> it's for a sprinkler timer)
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