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

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 16:03:41 EDT 2012


Thanks was trying to figure out the difference and there was no detail on
the $25 version.
Look forward to seeing what if anything happens.
Regards
Paul.

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Bob Camp <lists at rtty.us> wrote:

> Hi
>
> The target price for the version without Ethernet is $25. The only one you
> can get is the higher priced one with Ethernet.
>
> There also are some Chinese alternatives in the same general price range...
>
> Bob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of paul swed
> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:53 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Simple NTP server based on a Raspberry Pi
>
> 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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