[time-nuts] Best OS for small time server

Matthew Smith matt at smiffytech.com
Sat Feb 23 17:29:33 EST 2008

Quoth Hal Murray at 2008-02-24 08:45...
> If I was going to run a NTP server out of flash, I'd put the log files in RAM 
> and back them up occasionally (ballpark, 1 hour) to flash.

Do you mean a RAM disc?  And how about using NFS for backing up the logs?

I may still use an old laptop hard disc that I have kicking around
rather than struggling with the Flash route.  I've never used OpenBSD
before nor have I tried running a system of Flash, so I see a regular
hard disc install as the path of least resistance.  Probably stick the
disc in a desktop machine, do the install, then transfer to the SBC and
carry on via telnet or SSH.  (I don't have a keyboard adapter for the
SBC, nor have I built the serial adapters yet.)

Doing it with Flash can be an option when I have some familiarity with
installing the OS (only really familiar with Linux when it comes to
weird installations).



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