Remove 'time offset' for Samba 4.0?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Jun 10 05:12:48 MDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 03:04:49PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I've been looking over the parameter list, as I work to merge (or at
> least connect) the two loadparm systems. 
> I came across 'time offset', noticing that it's the only loadparm
> variable that isn't set into the parameter structures (globals or
> share).  
> I've also been trying to reduce the implied dependencies between our
> base libraries and loadparm, as each needs to be handled carefully
> (particularly when loaded as a library). 
> It seems to me that on modern networks, if clients don't have correct
> clocks and DST offsets, that many other things (Kerberos) start to fail
> pretty quickly, and time and DST tables tend to be internet delivered
> anyway. 
> I can change this into a special handler, but I wanted to ask others
> with more insight into our productions users: do we need to continue to
> support this?   

I've never come across it. Ever.


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