[zeromq-dev] Precision Timestamping

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Sep 6 00:23:18 CEST 2011

Hi Ilya,

Interesting ideas. We have some 0MQ applications that need accurate
timestamping, coincidentally for AV bridging.

What APIs are available for working with PTP?


On Sunday, September 4, 2011, Ilya Dmitrichenko wrote:

> Hello,
> I have just started reading on 0MQ, and it appears it is just the
> right thing I had been looking for.
> One of interesting questions that springs to mind is whether it could
> be integrated with another
> quite particular technology - PTP (IEEE 1588). For those who haven't
> heard of PTP, it basically
> timestamps network packets on the PHY layer, and it is of great use in
> various applications such
> as industrial control and time sensitive streaming (it also plays a
> significant role in upcoming AVB
> standard from IETF (Audio/Video Bridging).
> It would be interesting to here how packet timestamps obtained from
> PTP could be utilised in 0MQ
> and whether it will require modification of the core code or one could
> glue inside of application code.
> Cheers,
> --
> Ilya
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