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

Dragan Krnic dkrnic at lycos.com
Tue Nov 8 10:31:51 GMT 2005

>>> It's funny you should comment on this - I was in the middle
>>> of moving to the Samba4 way of handling times and timezones
>>> (back porting the Samba4 code to Samba3) to fix the timezone
>>> problems people have. I was planning to get this into 3.0.21.
>>> Would this fix the problem ? I'm expecting so, but would
>>> appreciate more feedback.
>>> I'll look back for the patch to remove the kludge GMT, but
>>> I'd rather just remove it entirely and clean up the code.
>> In a follow up to this - I'd like to get rid of the "time offset"
>> parameter in 3.0.21 as part of the cleanup. Here is the definition :
>>         time offset (G)
>>                This  parameter  is a setting in minutes to add to
>>                the normal GMT to local time conversion. This is useful if
>>                you are serving a lot of PCs that have incorrect daylight
>>                saving time handling.
>> I won't remove the parameter, just the effect it has in the
>> timezone code.
>> Please comment if you're using this parameter.
> Of course not.

Things are not so clear-cut as I thought. The patch works, but 
there seems to be another interaction with Linux setting for 
the hardware clock: UTC vs. local time.

I will test it more thorougly on a test machine and post again.

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