[Samba] Re: Logon Hours problems (really stuck)
christoph.scheeder at scheeder.de
Sat Feb 5 08:51:38 GMT 2005
yes that definitly sounds like a problem with the timezone-settings on the local
server, or a mismatch between timezones set on the server and the clients.
Doubblecheck they are consistent and in sync.
Last year i had on client pc of a customer beleave it was summertime but in fact
that ended a week before.
Result were, all files from this client stored to the samba server got
timestamps 2 hours back in time. I guess if they had defined kickofftimes this
machine would have been kicked 2 hours too early. doesn't that sound a little
familiar to you?
Fixed the clients timesetting and all was fine again.
David Wilson schrieb:
> Hi Christoph,
> I haven't tried what you suggested yet however there is definitely
> something wrong with the time on my Samba server:
> In my smb.conf I have the following under my [netlogon] share which
> creates a log indicating user login times:
> preexec = echo "%u logged into %h from %m (%I) at %T running %a." >>
> What is interesting is that the time indicated in my
> /tmp/samba-login.log is two hours behind the actual time on the server
> (which is synched to an international time server). This is what I get
> in the log:
> aw088 logged into tux from lab4_6_208 (10.0.6.208) at 2005/02/04
> 08:39:25 running WinXP.
> If I type "date" on the server this is what I get:
> Fri Feb 4 10:39:06 SAST 2005
> As you can see, Samba believes it's two hours behind the actual
> (correct) time of the server.
> The "time offset = 120" option in the smb.conf does not seem to make any
> Is this still related to the hardware clock issues etc. you've mentioned
> below ?
> Thanks for all your help so far, greatly appreciated.
> Kindest regards
> David Wilson
> D c D a t a
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christoph Scheeder"
> <christoph.scheeder at scheeder.de>
> To: "David Wilson" <dave at dcdata.co.za>
> Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 11:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: Logon Hours problems (really stuck)
>> what i do is the following setup for linux-servers and time:
>> 1.) set hardware-clock to GMT,
>> 2.) tell the system the hardwareclock is set to GMT (how depends on
>> 3.) set local timezone to GMT+2 (again, depends on
>> 4.) check all win-Clients to have the correct timezone set
>> after that your system-clock should be showing the correct time in linux,
>> and samba should use the correct kickoff times.
>> as a sideefect it gives you the possibility to use ntp to sync your
>> clock with
>> any timeserver out there in the internet.
>> David Wilson schrieb:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> Unfortunately this is still happening I've tried restarting Samba.
>>> Users who should be denied access after 21:00 are being denied access
>>> at 19:00.
>>> Our time zone in South Africa is GMT+2. Perhaps I should set the
>>> timezone on the server to UTC/GMT ?
>>> Do you think this will help ? Should I then leave the time set to the
>>> current time in South Africa ? Or should I set the time to the time
>>> at UTC/GMT ?
>>> There's something I must be missing here.
>>> Kindest regards
>>> David Wilson
>>> D c D a t a
>>> Tel +27 33 342 7003
>>> Fax +27 33 345 4155
>>> Cell +27 82 4147413
>>> support at dcdata.co.za
>>> Powered by Linux, driven by passion !
>>> "Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are."
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