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How to install the 2014 NTP security fix on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

For 10.6.8 would it work to open the 10.8 NTP update.dmg with pacifist and put in the new versions of the following 6 files?: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen /usr/bin/ntpq /usr/sbin/ntpdc ...
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Disabling NTP on OS X Lion or older

Following a new security vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol software package, Apple has provided a software update for Mountain Lion and newer versions of OS X. As usual, the older versions ...
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Set up NTP server on iOS device

How can I make an iOS device a NTP server ? The reason for this is, the network of devices I have don't have internet connection but are connected via Wifi. So just want to create a device as a server ...
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ntpd and incoming connections on OS X client?

I recently received a dialog box on my MacBook Air (10.9.2 Client) asking "Do you want the application “ntpd” to accept incoming network connections?". I have OS X's firewall enabled. Now, my ...
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Can't connect to SMB share between two current 10.9.x machines not connected to the internet

In two instances I have have a number of Mac Minis and iMacs that were not connected to the Internet but a local isolated LAN have their SMB:// shares refuse to connect, though they worked days or ...
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Autokey NTP client?

What's a reasonably short path to getting OS X to be an NTP client of an NTP server, using autokey? I tried adding the server's public keyfile (iffpar) and the appropriate commands in ntp.conf in the ...
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ntpd unable to create socket on en0

I have a mac mini running OS X Server (Mavericks, 10.9.1 - latest Server.app) and I keep getting these error messages in them system logs every few minutes. I am not sure if there is a real problem or ...
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How can I tell if my Mac is keeping the clock updated properly?

I would like to know what the default settings for OS X are in terms of keeping the clock adjusted when I enable automatic time sync in the Date & Time preference. I do know that the venerable ...
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Clock won't keep time after Mavericks installation

My clock no longer keeps time properly after installation of Mavericks. This problem affects all of my iMacs immediately post-Mavericks, so it's not an issue with a bad battery. The symptom is: The ...
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How can I keep my system clock in sync under Mavericks?

I have a mid 2011 27" iMac running Mavericks (10.9.1). I updated from Mountain Lion this Fall when Mavericks was released. I never had any problem before with my system clock. Since installing ...
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ntpd not updating time

I had updated my old iMac to Mavericks just fine. I then bought a new (certified refurbished, actually) iMac and migrated everything over from a Time Machine backup. The new iMac's clock loses ...
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ntpd: consistently incorrect time on mid-2013 MacBook Air

I'm using ICMP time stamping on my mid-2013 MacBook Air, and I need my clock to have an accuracy of no worse than 1ms. I see that ntpd is running, with the default settings, and /etc/ntp.conf ...
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How to tell when time has been sync'ed with NTP server in Mac OS X Lion?

I know that a similar question has been asked at superuser. But I tried to grep for "time reset" in my /var/log/system.log and I can't find any instance of it. In fact, I even searched in the eight ...
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iPhone time sync, mobile operator vs. NTP

There is very little information how the iPhone syncs time. From what I gather the iPhone uses the mobile operator's time through some protocol. There is a general problem when the operator supplies ...
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Suspicious NTPD Connection

I use Little Snitch on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and noticed a connection that seemed suspicious to me. The snitch reported ntpd trying to connect to: "$host 94.23.243.53 53.243.23.94.in-addr.arpa domain ...
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Daily clock drift of several minutes

In the recent weeks I've noticed each morning that my clock would be behind by 2-3 minutes. I've noticed that opening the 'Date & Time' dialog from System Preferences will trigger the clock to ...