[AusNOG] EVERYONE should have a Stratum 1 time server, right?

Chris Barnes chris.p.barnes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 16:12:44 AEDT 2022

Finally a timesource I can feel confident setting my watch to.

On Mon, 14 Nov 2022 at 07:38, Rob Thomas <xrobau at gmail.com> wrote:

> The good news is, you now can!  After about 6 months of wrangling bits and
> pieces together, "Honest" Rob's Used Car (and VoIP) Emporium has finally
> managed to get a bunch of custom made GPS Shields built and they are
> sitting right next to me here in Australia, suitable for lego-esque
> construction of your own NTP server!
> These are being sold at pretty much cost - AUD$30 ex - as a pro-bono thing
> for those who want their very own Stratum 1 NTP server. All you need to do
> is supply your own Raspberry Pi or equivalent - you just need something
> with a clock speed over 1ghz and standard GPIO pins.
> But wait, there's more! You don't NEED to buy this specific hardware - if
> you already have a GPS device with a PPS signal, you can just fork and hack
> on the repo that started this:
> https://github.com/xrobau/rpi-ntp  (Note: that locks down SSH to key
> only, and *only* puts my key in there, don't just run it blindly without at
> least adding your ssh pubkey!)
> This all started because we needed more IPv6 NTP servers in the Asia
> Pacific region, and it was annoyingly hard to find plug-and-play hardware.
> I'm really hoping that a bunch of you lot will buy a few, and put them up
> as public servers with IPv6 addresses on ntppool.org.
> https://freepbxhosting.com.au/s/gps-v1/
> I also have them up on eBay, for $40 each, but that's for the public, not
> for the cool kids club that is AusNog.
> Currently I can only ship to AU and NZ, but that's purely because I'm lazy
> and haven't figured out the costs. For those outside the North, South and
> West islands of New Zealand, feel free to reach out to me off list with
> your address and I'll figure something out.
> --"Honest" Rob
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Kind Regards,

Christopher Barnes

e. chris.p.barnes at gmail.com
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