[time-nuts] Soekris without a GPS receiver.
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jan 2 02:49:53 EST 2015
From: Chris Albertson
I think if you re-install any normal OS out of the box it will have the
standard NTP included. Just get Ubuntu Linux then it will have ntpd
Without PPS there is little point in having a GPS. These questions are
best asked in the NTP mailing list. http://lists.ntp.org/listinfo
Chris, I completely agree with you. Were it possible to install a "normal"
OS easily, I would have done so, but the device only has a CF card slot, and
there is no secondary boot device, so you end up trying to install the OS on
the memory stick image you have booted from, and this does not seem to work.
In any case, nanoBSD is specially designed to minimise writes to the CF
card, as it lives in RAM and not on disk. This is done as the number of
writes to a CF card is limited, and hammering it with all the normal OS
writes might result in a rather short lifetime.
Agreed on the GPS as well - it's the PPS which is required for precise time
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