Q: How can I get the correct time and synchronize the clock on my PC?

In all cases, if you have to specify a time server, please use time.astro.ucla.edu (on as of the time this page was last modified, but use the host command to look up its current address) from within our network.

  • Linux: Configure xntpd as a simple client to the server mentioned above. Sample ntp.conf file:
    	server time
    	driftfile /var/ntp/ntpstats/drift

  • MacOS: Go to the Time Control Pannel.

  • Windows: Use AboutTime (or any other software from this list).