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Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:47:32 -0700

Yo Harlan!

On Wed, 23 Oct 2013 01:39:16 +0000
Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> wrote:

> Save us all a lot of trouble and use the verison on ntp-dev.
> That will become 4.2.8, and I want to release 4.2.8 ASAP.

I try to stay pretty stock gentoo, they use rolling releases.  Plus
I want to stay in touch with what real people have.

That is one reason I said sntp was just a bit too new to mention
in te howto.

> Try running your verions with and without the -d.  And there will be a
> -d level in your version that will tell you the stratum.  But again,
> the latest version of sntp makes this a lot easier.

We have settled on ntpq for the howto.  It also gives is the latency, jitter,
etc. so is what the howto needs.

> There's been way more discussion here than what I can kee track of.

hehehe.   Which is why we need the howto!

> If you write docs for sntp-4.2.6, those instructions will soon be
> obsolete.

Another reason why we went with the stable ntpq.  In private we play
on the bleeding edge, but for a public howto we stay middle of the road.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
        address@hidden  Tel:+1(541)382-8588

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