[time-nuts] Set time on Solaris computer from HP 58503A

Mike Cook michael.cook at sfr.fr
Sun Dec 14 05:31:42 EST 2014

> Le 14 déc. 2014 à 10:02, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> a écrit :
> Both my computers run Solaris.
> * One, a Sun Ultra 27 has a Xeon processor, no serial ports, but I do have
> a good quality USB serial adapter for it.
> * The other, a Sun Blade 2000, has a SPARC processor & a 25 pin serial
> port.
> I am using the Sun Blade 2000 to talk to the HP now, but I don't run that
> machine 24/7 due to the fact it is rather power hungry. The Xeon based
> machine is much more modern,  much faster and uses a lot less power.
> I would like to be able to set the date & time of the Xeon workstation from
> the HP 58503A. I appreciate that the USB is likely to cause some
> performance degradation compared to a real serial port, but I can live with
> that.

 If the serial driver will pass the DCD, so much the better. 

> Can anyone advise if this is possible,  and if so what software is needed?
> Any idea what sort of accuracy would be achievable?

try ref clock driver 26 
Type 26 <http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7Emills/ntp/html/drivers/driver26.html> Hewlett Packard 58503A GPS Receiver (GPS_HP)
> I bought this to use as a frequency reference,  not a clock,  so I am not
> going to buy commercial software to do it,  but if it can be done easily
> from open source software I will do so.
> Any suggestions?
> Dave
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