How-To: Connecting a Timing Receiver to the White Rabbit Network

A timing receiver MUST NOT be connected to a White Rabbit network without authorization.

Authorization requires a REGISTRATION REQUEST!

Registration Request

Just send a mail to '' including the following information.
  • identifier; examples: 'scuxl4711', 'pexaria0815' or MAC
  • location and purpose; example: 'TH.17.234, Rack42, CRYRING Kicker'
  • contact; responsible person for operating the timing receiver
  • host node; example 'lxds9999'

Authorization Verification

Quick test: Just query the GSI name server
# nslookup
                      |    |---------------- // note the 'timing'  
                      |--------------------- // note the 't'    
If the name server is unable to resolve the name, the timing receiver MUST NOT be connected.


Devices not following the policies will be disconnected.

-- DietrichBeck - 17 Nov 2019
Topic revision: r12 - 19 Feb 2020, DietrichBeck
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