It’s been a while… Here is a simple guide in setting up an NTP Server in your Mac OS X. Although it does look trivial, it took me a while to figure it out (and find solutions out there). Steps 1 & 2 are important, as it does the trick.
- Disable the synchronizing of the local clock to ntp. Uncheck “Set date & time automatically.”
- If you find NTP in the services offered in Server Admin, stop it also.
- Open the Terminal. Create or edit /etc/ntp.conf and add the ntp servers from where you will synch.
server 0.asia.pool.ntp.org minpoll 12 maxpoll 17
server 1.asia.pool.ntp.org minpoll 12 maxpoll 17
server 2.asia.pool.ntp.org minpoll 12 maxpoll 17
server 3.asia.pool.ntp.org minpoll 12 maxpoll 17
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