[time-nuts] BeagleBone Black NTP server

Bill Dailey docdailey at gmail.com
Fri May 9 22:59:22 EDT 2014


I have the adafruit and a ublox-6T each mated to raspberry pi's.  With NTP they are essentially indistinguishable.  I have something other than NTP in mind for the 6Tpi.

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> On May 9, 2014, at 9:32 PM, Brian Lloyd <brian at lloyd.com> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 8:49 PM, Chris Albertson
> <albertson.chris at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>>> On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Brian Lloyd <brian at lloyd.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Has anyone here made NTP run on BBB? My plan is to run NTP disciplined by
>>> my Trimble Thunderbolt on BBB.
>> 
>> 
>> NTP is likely already installed on the BBB.  It ships with the BBB.
> 
> 
> That may be the case for the Angstrom distro but it is not the case for the
> Debian distro, which seems to be the future direction of BBB.
> 
> 
>> Some
>> configuration is needed to enable the service.  Do this first and verify
>> you can run using Internet pool servers.   Then after this is running you
>> physically connect your GPS then add lines in NTP's config file telling NTP
>> you have added another ref. clock.
> 
> This link:
> 
> http://the8thlayerof.net/2013/12/08/adafruit-ultimate-gps-cape-creating-custom-beaglebone-black-device-tree-overlay-file/
> 
> Seems to have the bulk of the requisite information including building a
> GPS cape using the Adafruit GPS module. See:
> 
> https://www.adafruit.com/product/746
> 
> This isn't a timing receiver but would probably be adequate for NTP. But
> since I already have a T-bolt I figured I would use that as my timing
> source.
> 
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