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Subject: Network time server for vxWorks booting from Darwin
From: "Mark Rivers" <rivers@cars.uchicago.edu>
To: <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 09:51:31 -0600
Folks,

I am setting up an EPICS system where a vxWorks 5.4.2 IOC will boot from a Mac Darwin host.  FTP and NFS are working fine, so the IOC boots OK.  However, it then prints the message:
ioc13lab> iocClockSyncWithNTPserver: sntpcTimeGet S_sntpcLib_TIMEOUT

which means that it was not able to get the time from the boot host.  Typing "date" at the vxWorks prompt shows that indeed it has not set the date and time correctly.

In the past I have successfully booted vxWorks IOCs from Windows systems by enabling the "timed" service provided by Hummingbird's inetd.

I am confused about how to enable a time server on Darwin that the IOC can use.  By default neither "ntpd" nor "timed" seem to be running (as judged from "ps -ax").  Manually starting "ntpd" and/or "timed" did not help, the IOC still does not get the time when it boots.

Does anyone have an idea on what time server I should be running for vxWorks to be able to get the time, and how to correctly start that on Darwin?

Thanks,
Mark Rivers


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Re: Network time server for vxWorks booting from Darwin Ernest L. Williams Jr.

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