Gps receiver & ntp
pete last edited by
I am currently moving from Smoothwall (used for many years) to PFSense. Doing some different stuff with PFSense with multiple WAN and LAN connections such that I built a new box with 6 NICs on it. Its on its own dedicated hardware box right now.
The above said. I have been using an NTP server with a GPS for a few years now. I would like to shut that box down and attach the GPS to the PFSense server.
Over the years have used a variety of GPS hardware devices all serially connected. First one was just mounting a GPS antenna outside and a serial receiver inside (old surplus vehicle one). I then went to the Sure Electronics one (which did OK until it burned up one day) and currently using an older style GPS with a serial connection on it mounted in the attic with a serial wire run some 3 floors into the basement.
Concurrently I am into weather and amateur radio such that I am adding an APRS Station to my setup and playing around a bit with doing direct satellite weather map downloads from NOAA satellites.
Serially right now this is what I see on my NTP box running my some 100 foot serial cable to the comm closet.
I am documenting my PFSense build on an automation forum; going really slow with it. That said is there a step by step anywhere here on the forum or wiki such that I can add my hardware GPS to the PFSense NTP server?
Here is where I am posting my PFSense build:
To enable GPS on pfSense 2.1 it's just a matter of going to Services > NTP, and selecting the serial port on which the GPS sits. Nothing else to it, no knobs or anything.
richcj10gmail.com last edited by
How is this installed?
mymint17 last edited by
Very knowledgeable and very interesting.