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[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "how to act as NTP server?".]

I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), and I just discovered this new system time daemon, timed, which is evidently new with 10.13. I also discovered that it may not be working properly. I noticed (by manually querying time.apple.com and other NTP servers) that my machine was about a minute off, despite having the "Set date and time automatically" box checked in Date & Time preferences.

I think there used to be a "Sync now" button in that dialog, but it's not there now. So I tried unchecking and re-checking the "Set date and time automatically" box, and the machine immediately synched itself (the ~1 minute error went away). I'll have to wait a few days to see whether time drifts again, or stays locked.

Anybody know of any issues with timed, or ways to improve its sync reliability?

(Sorry I don't have more information to report; I know this isn't much to go on.)

marked as duplicate by grg macos Jul 19 at 20:56

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  • There’s a load of details over at the linked question regarding when the time synchronisation occurs and things to check to make sure it is occurring, is any of that helpful? – grg Jul 19 at 20:59

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