NTP server for Mojave

New Contributor

Now that Apple is no longer shipping the ntp server with macOS (starting from High Sierra?) does anyone know to install it on Mojave?

Homebrew only has the ntp client, and I've not been able to compile it from source.

Thanks, James.


New Contributor II

I had a similar issue and ran across a suggestion to just run a docker container, which is working well for me;. I ran this on my Mac but have since built a linux box for server like things and run it there. But the nice thing was that with docker this was 100% portable from one platform to the other:


New Contributor

As a follow-up to this, I could not get ntp to compile on macOS Mojave, but I could get OpenNTP to compile and run. See the OpenNTPD source code <http://www.openntpd.org/>

Details on how to get it working on macOS can be found here: https://www.bensoftware.com/forum/discussion/2726/adding-ntp-server-to-securityspy#Item_1 <https://www.bensoftware.com/forum/discussion/2726/adding-ntp-server-to-securityspy#Item_1>

Hope that helps someone else.