[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
already setup.
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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