[Samba] Re: Time server
mike at powys-training.co.uk
Fri Apr 30 12:25:22 GMT 2004
I DO have time server = yes in my global section of smb.conf.
I can now get the PC's clock to sync to the server using - net time
\\ptlserver /SET /y
Now I'm struggling with setting up a logon script (I've made several
postings !) but it's not working... yet. In the meantime I have a DOS batch
file in a "masters" directory on the server so users can sync the clock
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew J. DiBattista" <MJDme at ITtechs.com>
To: "'Mac'" <mac at nibsc.ac.uk>; <mike at powys-training.co.uk>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 1:06 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] Re: Time server
> I may have missed something prior, but don't you need the time server
> program running on your server?
> Matthew J. DiBattista
> Matthew J. DiBattista
> Information Technology Technicians
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mac [mailto:mac at nibsc.ac.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 8:13 AM
> To: mike at powys-training.co.uk
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: Time server
> Hi all,
> >Thanks. I've set that up but it doesn't seem to be doing anything :-(
> >I found other, very similar instructions on the 'net...
> >Under "my computer", "manage", "services & applications", "services" made
> >sure that Windows Time was set to start automatically. Then in a DOS box
> >ran the following commands
> >net stop "Windows Time"
> >net time /setsntp:172.16.15.4 (my samba server)
> >net start "Windows Time"
> >I *can* use the DOS command: net time \\172.16.15.4 /SET /y and the
> >does sync to the server.
> I've just been fighting with this myself, and I _think_ I've got a firm
> There are _two_ ways that a modern (W2K, XP) box can talk to time servers,
> NetBIOS and SNTP.
> _Both_ are accessed with the 'net time' command, but unconnected to each
> So, if you use `net time \\someserver /set /yes' then that will use the
> style of getting the time (i.e from an SMB server).
> But, if you use `net time /setsntp:some-other-server'. then that will
> configure which SNTP server(s) the "Windows Time" (w32time) service will
> Obviously 'some-other-server' must speak NTP (which Samba, naturally)
> do. You need (something like) xntpd instead. (You can of course rrun
> and an NTP serer on the same server.
> In XP the 'w32tm' command is expanded to allow you to update the config of
> "Windows Time" service on the fly ('w32tm /config /update'). Note that
> _must_ either use this command or stop and start the w32time service for
> changes to take effect (that includes changes made by 'net time
> Also, some useful info is available from (XP's) 'w32tm /monitor' and
> 'w32tm /dumpreg /subkey:parameters'
> Right, enough of this off-topic nonsense......
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