[Samba] Time Server?

Jack Malone jmalone at horizonind.com
Sat Jun 15 14:17:02 GMT 2002

I do not have this working now at work but I did have a while back before I 
redid my samba server, I used a batch file on the workstation using the net 
time funtion. worked quiet nicely, just not gotten around to setting it 
back up yet. an yes you do not to have the  'time server = yes'
setup in smb.conf on samba server. can look for the batch file monday an 
send to the person who started this thread if you want me to. just reply to 
me offlist an i will do it.
the batch file works on win9x an win2k machines both, have not tried it on 
my winxp machine yet.

jack malone
horizon industries

At 05:08 AM 6/15/2002 -0700, Robert Steinmetz wrote:

>Jay Ts wrote:
>>Previously I wrote that you need the Samba system to be the PDC, but
>>I think this might not be a requirement.  I haven't tried it, but
>>in a workgroup environment, or when Samba is set up with security =
>>user (but not in a domain) you might be able to configure the Samba
>>server with 'time server = yes', and find some way to configure each
>>Windows client to run the 'net time' command - such as with a
>>startup script, or using a method that runs the command every few
>>Jay Ts
>You do not need the samba server to be a PDC. On Windows 98 there is an 
>event scheduler which can be set to run the "net time" periodically. On NT 
>there is the AT command as well which can be started from a logon script. 
>There are also any number of free NTP  clients which can be set to run 
>periodically. I currently use the analogX one but have used others
>Robert Steinmetz AIA
>Steinmetz & Associates
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