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Authored by: NeutronMonk on Aug 12, '04 06:34:53AM

On my mac, I have the option under the Date and Time preference panel to have the time automatically set via time.apple.com. No Airport required. No firewall configuring required. Really, really simple.



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Authored by: shub on Aug 12, '04 06:51:27AM

The original hint was to use your base station to sync to upstream time servers, and then sync local machines to your base station. This is recommended practice, as it puts lower load on the upstream time servers.

If you define sufficient multiple upstream servers (as I recommended), you can protect yourself against one or more of them going down (the software will automatically find and sync to the best one), and you will also protect yourself against upstream servers that may have bad clocks (again, the software will automatically detect and avoid them).



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Authored by: Alrescha on Aug 12, '04 04:55:54PM

You are technically correct - best practices would suggest multiple timeservers, but you are ignoring the fact that this community doesn't have those requirements.

My casual observations lead me to believe that the Airport gets it's time via ntpdate or the equivalent every few hours or so rather than using full ntp, so it's not industrial strength anyway - but more than enough for casual folks who like having a clock with the right hours and minutes on it.

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