[time-nuts] SLIP vs Ethernet for NTP

Doug Calvert dfc-list at douglasfcalvert.net
Mon Oct 24 03:14:16 UTC 2011

On 10/23/2011 08:37 AM, Tijd Dingen wrote:
> I seriously doubt that piping it through slip is going to help. You still get to deal with slip + tcp protocol stack. I would expect gbit ethernet with possibly some fifo/buffering setting adjusted gets you better performance that RS232 (with or without slip). Just assemble some raw frames on the source side and go.
> regards
> Fred

I think gig ethernet has a higher delay for smaller packets (ntp's udp 
datagram is tiny) than 100mbit ethernet.

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