Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:56:52 -0453
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: minor syslog issue
Message-ID:  <5542959D.6090200@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <38196015-1B55-4DBF-BE73-003556CB56EE@thehowies.com>
References:  <55422366.8060000@hiwaay.net> <554229CE.30009@infracaninophile.co.uk> <55422E43.8090206@hiwaay.net> <5542348D.8000109@infracaninophile.co.uk> <5542398B.4000405@hiwaay.net>, <55424715.3080607@infracaninophile.co.uk> <D001AAE5-2823-4139-913E-979C7FB802BC@thehowies.com>, <554288A3.7070108@hiwaay.net> <38196015-1B55-4DBF-BE73-003556CB56EE@thehowies.com>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On 04/30/15 15:43, John Howie wrote:
> Aha, the missing piece of information! That will make a huge difference.
>
> Have you considered using a GPS or cellular connection for more accurate timekeeping?
>
> Also, I diskless boot a couple of my RPIs to avoid all SHDC wear and tear. You might want to look at that, too. You could avoid using syslog to write to a loghost in this fashion, if they boot from your existing box.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 30, 2015, at 15:55, William A. Mahaffey III <wam@hiwaay.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On 04/30/15 14:56, John Howie wrote:
>>> A little OT but do you really want the RPI to be your time server? It has no hardware clock. The time keeping will be (relatively) terrible.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Actually, it keeps pretty good time. I do have a DS3231 RTC chip on the GPIO slot, however, it is not (yet) fully supported. As long as there are no power burps (yes it is on an UPS), I am OK.
>>
>> -- 
>>
>>     William A. Mahaffey III
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>     "The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
>>      ever devised by man."
>>                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
>> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"

My ISP is a stratum-3 server (used to be 2 a few years back) & I'm 
straying less than 1 usec after an hour or 2 up (I unplug from the WWW 
every night & whenever I'm going to be away from the LAN for a while). 
I'm happy enough w/ their time-keeping. If that DS3231 support comes in 
(they *are* working on it, AFAIK), I'll be solid enough for my needs.

I should look into running it diskless, but I am still pretty far down 
the ol' learning curve. This exercise was/is partly/mostly for learning, 
although it does a good job as my time-master.

Next job is to get another one (RPiB+) setup as a WAP for my LAN ....

-- 

	William A. Mahaffey III

  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.




Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?5542959D.6090200>