[time-nuts] FreeBSD version

Josh Smith juicewvu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 11:46:14 UTC 2009

I guess this might be a little ot for this thread but maybe not.  I'm
a newbie to all of this stuff but judging from the archives freebsd
seems to be the OS of choice for these highly accurate NTP servers.
Why is the case?  Is there something specific to it that makes it more
suitable for this application than say some of the other BSD's or

Josh Smith
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On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 2:40 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> In message <c793a5fe0909302023q665f5dffi514ea6b606f8ee3f at mail.gmail.com>, Josep
> h Gray writes:
>>I know this has been asked in the past, but things change and new
>>versions come out. So, what is the currently recommended version of
>>FreeBSD to use for an NTP server? Is the same version recommended for
>>a NanoBSD build? I'm probably going to build a server from a Net4501
>>and another from an old "internet appliance" PC with a WinChip (sort
>>of a 586). Does that change the recommendations any?
> I would go with freebsd 7 at this point.
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