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This section describes how to specify the time stamp method.
Time stamp method
The TimestampMethod parameter has two values: EOF and SOF. EOF determines that received frames are time-stamped when the last byte is received, and that the last byte of a frame is transmitted according to the time stamp in the descriptor. SOF determines that received frames are time-stamped when the first byte is received, and that the first byte of a frame is transmitted according to the time stamp in the descriptor. For NT200A02, NT100A01 and NT50B01 SmartNICs running on a test and measurement image, the setting also determines if the time stamp value, when a time stamp is injected into a transmitted frame, is the time when the first byte of the frame is put on the wire, or the time when the last byte of the frame is put on the wire. SOF is not supported by NT40E3-4-PTP running on the capture/replay image, by NT40A01 running on the 4 × 10/1 Gbit/s SLB image nor by the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA.
ntservice.ini code line
The syntax for the ntservice.ini code line specifying the time stamp method is:
'TimestampMethod' '=' ( 'SOF' | 'EOF' )
This table shows the default value.