[time-nuts] Simple NTP server based on a Raspberry Pi

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 15:53:13 EDT 2012


That is pretty interesting. They say they are as low as $25. What I see is
$40.
But they are small and capable so I would guess they could be a good ntp
server. Plus low power and a small blob that can live on the basement wall.
Regards
Paul

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>wrote:

> Try to place all files that regularly change, in this case the drift
> file on storage other
> then the SD card. Almost all of these storage devices SD, USB Memory etc
> have
> a limited number of write cycles. Even a 1 MB ram disk is worth the effort.
>
> -pete
>
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Bob Camp <lists at rtty.us> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > One week link on the Pi (at the moment) is file system access. Storage
> is on
> > an SD card and the drivers aren't as optimized as you might like. Not so
> big
> > a deal for NTP, might be a bigger deal for a web or file server. I have
> not
> > tried USB disks, so no idea how they do.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> > Behalf Of Chris Albertson
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:17 PM
> > To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> > Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Simple NTP server based on a Raspberry Pi
> >
> > I've always wondered about the utility of a light duty server.  They
> > are useless unless you have at least one client computer to use it and
> > then it you do have a computer why not simply run the server on that?
> > All NTP installations are both clients and servers.
> >
> > One reason I asked abut load average is because I thought the Pi might
> > make a good web and file server.  Seems like it might.  Those are
> > services that also need to run 24x7
> >
> > --
> >
> > Chris Albertson
> > Redondo Beach, California
> >
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