NTPsec on macOS Sierra with Homebrew
My impression is that NTP Classic from ntp.org will die. Maybe not immediately but the days will be counted. To deal with NTPsec can’t be a wrong decision. And to have the tools on the private MacBook delivered by NTPsec is a nice feature. I describe here how to compile NTPsec on OS X.
- macOS Sierra 10.12.4
- Homebrew from https://brew.sh/
Which formulas from brew are actually needed I can’t say exactly. I installed “brew” with a lot of packages - sorry formulas - long time before. The recommended packages you can find in file “INSTALL” once you download the source tree. Definitely you need
And here are the necessary steps:
git clone https://github.com/ntpsec/ntpsec.git cd ntpsec export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib" export CFLAGS="-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include" ./waf configure ./waf build ./waf install
That’s it. Enjoy.
How to run ntpd on macOS is a different story.
Some important external links: