[rescue] sparcstation IPC and sparcstation 1+

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sat Nov 6 09:17:05 CST 2004

   On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Dan Duncan wrote:

> Has anyone set up an NTP server using a GPS input signal?  How
> difficult is it?

   I've got one here at home to tide me over for when the dialup line
is down.  I've got a Motorola ONCORE UT+ unit that speaks directly
to the NTP daemon (which then makes a lot of the unit's output
available in a shared-memory file -- cool stuff).  All in all, I think
I spent, maybe, an hour and a half getting it working.  By far the
most difficult bit was getting the nano-timing stuff bodged into the
LINUX kernel, but that won't be necessary on Solaris or *BSD.

   On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 the hardest, I'd say a three.  And well
worth the effort, if only for geek coolness-points for running a 
stratum-1 timeserver..

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