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thunder04 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
27 Apr 10 14:37
Hey All,

I'm having trouble with time synchronization issues with some of my dual-boot Macs.  It's not the normal UTC/Localtime issue that affects booting between Windows and OS X.  It seems that the time often drifts just enough to break network logins (Active Directory).

So, what I want to do is write a script that runs under OS X and simply runs the commands:

systemsetup -setusingnetworktime off
systemsetup -setusingnetworktime on

when any network interface (wireless or wired) changes state to up.

We're running Leopard.  What's the best way to approach this?
thunder04 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
27 Apr 10 14:39
Oops...I should clarify:

"when any network interface (wireless or wired) changes state to up **and has obtained an IP address**."

Thanks!
fisheromacse (IS/IT--Management)
30 Apr 10 11:45
i beleive this can  be done via Automator/Applescript.

here is a link to Apple's Automator forums:
http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1261&start=0

and a couple more to similar but not the same questions:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8051083&#8051083

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9033611&#9033611

 
JimHilton (IS/IT--Management)
22 May 10 1:15
Hi, how much drift we talking about?  You could just write a cron job that will do the 2 commands you want to do every 5 mins or so.

 

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