[Samba] Wintertime/summertime difference - Samba servers show wrong time ?

Dragan Krnic dkrnic at lycos.com
Sat Nov 5 15:04:29 GMT 2005

>>> From what I gathered in the documentations on both sides of the
>>> fence, Unix traditionally stamps file times (create/status change, 
>>> modify and last read access) with a long integer (32 bits) counting 
>>> full seconds since midnight A.M. January 1, 1970 in Greenwhich, EU, 
>>> whereas the NT File System apparently uses a larger data type to 
>>> count decimicroseconds (or should I say hectonanoseconds) since 
>>> the same time of night in the said British village on January 1, 
>>> 1601, when it wants to stamp one of its own set of file times, 
>>> creation, content alteration, MFT change or last read access.
>> I think the difference in timestamping is also the cause for the annoying bug
>> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3124
> I don't think this is the same bug - this looks like a difference
> in the timstamps hold on the POSIX filesystem vs the NTFS one.

It's not about daylight savings time switch but it is about the
granularity of time keeping, is what Tom tried to say.

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