Samba as a time server
peter at cadcamlab.org
Wed Jun 28 11:54:03 GMT 2000
[scott <samba at slittle.com>]
> is there any way to force Samba to return the non-daylight savings
> time when Win/OS2 clients attempt to syncronise their clocks with it?
> The only way I can tell is to force the entire system to ignore DST
> using /etc/localtime
In your Samba startup script, set the TZ variable to a value that
implies no daylight savings. I.e. my "correct" TZ is "CST6CDT" but the
no-DST variant would be simply "CST6".
This is untested but it should work, since Samba uses the patented
formula "offset = gmtime() - localtime()" to determine time zone, and
localtime() honors the TZ variable.
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