[Samba] use samba timeserver for linux box

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Oct 26 04:19:01 GMT 2002

Graham Vincent wrote:
> Hello.
> I have a small network with a dialup connection to the internet. When
> the server is online to collect mail, etc I use ntpdate to synchronise
> it with a local timeserver.
> The windows machines on the network set their time using the timeserver
> in Samba with a "net time ..." bat file. This works well.
> I would like to synchronise the linux machines using the samba time
> server but have been unable to work out how to do it? Setting up an ntp
> daemon seems a bit over the top when there is a perfectly good Samba
> timeserver already running.
>  How can I access the Samba timeserver to set the time on a linux machine?

Use 'net time' :-)

In Samba 3.0 we have added a 'net' command with some of the same syntax
as the windows equiv.  The net time command has a '-S' option, which
will set the time based on the timestamp in the initial protocol

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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