Subject: Re: xntpd
To: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/1996 11:50:03
Jonathan Stone writes:
> Yoseff Francus <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >Has anyone ported xntp to NetBSD??
I myself simply run it. It works more or less out of the box.
> I'd personally like to see xntp in the NetBSD source tree. The sparc
> and pmax ports, for instance have lower latency and/or higher
> resolution gettimeofday() code than, say, SunOS or Ultrix; but last
> time I looked, the NetBSD kernel didn't have the adjtime() support
> that ntp used to prefer.
Well, a man adjtime produces:
ADJTIME(2) NetBSD Programmer's Manual ADJTIME(2)
adjtime - correct the time to allow synchronization of the system clock
> Are there any copyright/license problems with incorporating xntp into
> the NetBSD source tree?
No, and perhaps its a good idea, but the code doesn't need to be
What would certainly be a good idea would be the incorporation of Dave
Mills' kernel PLL code into NetBSD, which would dramatically increase
clock accuracy when used with ntp -- however, I haven't looked at
whether this could be done cleanly.