[Samba] Re: Logon Hours problems (really stuck)
dave at dcdata.co.za
Sun Feb 6 08:44:57 GMT 2005
Thanks for your help with this.
I will go onsite to the check the time/timezone settings on the client PCs
on Monday and see where things are going wrong. I'm sure I'll track it down.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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: Saturday, February 05, 2005 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: Logon Hours problems (really stuck)
> yes that definitly sounds like a problem with the timezone-settings on the
> 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
> machine would have been kicked 2 hours too early. doesn't that sound a
> 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
>> Tel +27 33 342 7003
>> Fax +27 33 345 4155
>> Cell +27 82 4147413
>> support at dcdata.co.za
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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
>>> 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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