) the addition of yet more servers will make it better still.
I now have a total of 5 servers in set multiple via the System Preferences GUI: just type server names into the field with commas to separate them. BTW #2: here's the site I got the list of publicly accessible NTP servers from.
(ie it used to work but now it doesn't) Troubling thing is my mac detects the correct location (e.g. This issue now occurs with every network I have tried: work, home, airports, hotels, etc.It happens to the best of us: We purchase new Macs and everything is fine. Linking your Mac's clock to a time server will sync the time on your mac with a server.But then, slowly and inevitably, our Macs' clocks start losing time -- a minute here, a minute there, and before we know it our clocks are substantially slower than their accurate counterparts. If you are using Mac OS 10.4 Tiger, you're probably automatically synced to Apple's time server, which is time.But you can also set up a time server so your clock will be set to your office's time, or maybe your college's time (many colleges have their own time servers).Time servers ensure that everyone has the right time, since your Mac will check the time server throughout the day.In this troubleshooting guide, we’ll walk you through some steps to figure out why your device is showing the wrong date or time, and provide some fixes for the problem.It doesn’t typically happen often, but it’s possible for your device to display the incorrect time under weird, seemingly unexplainable circumstances when you let the device set your time zone automatically. Having anything set to do anything automatically means you’re relying on software to perform actions, and software can have bugs.It does not only sync your current time and date, but also sync the actual clock speed.That means that after some time that you have enabled it (and are connected to the internet) your clock will be very precise even if you stay disconnected from the 'net for long times.See [ https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7126456 ]. The only solution found to work in that discussion is to: Solution: Re-install the OS. ) Other attempts in that discussion, including a few beyond those I mention above, didn't work.A new OS install seems rather drastic/painful, so for now I will stick with the Work around: Switch to manual timezone control.