[Samba] sambaLogonHours and timezones
dave at dcdata.co.za
Wed Oct 19 11:03:38 GMT 2005
Any takers ?
CNS, CLS, Linux+
support at dcdata.co.za
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Wilson" <dave at dcdata.co.za>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:16 PM
Subject: sambaLogonHours and timezones
> Hi guys/girls,
> How are you keeping ?
> A while ago I mentioned a problem that I'm picking up with Samba with
> OpenLDAP and the "logon hours" restrictions which are implemented via the
> NT 4.0 User Manager.
> Basically my problem was that users were unable to login 2 hours before
> the actual restriction should kick in.
> At the time I thought that perhaps the problem was caused by Slackware
> Linux and it's timezone implementation of SAST (GMT+2).
> Since then I've experienced the same problem on SLES9 and Suse Linux 9.3.
> From what I can see, the "sambaLogonHours" value is always set with GMT in
> Because in South Africa we are at GMT+2 Samba enforces restrictions 2
> hours before it should.
> For example if users should only denied login access at 16:00, Samba is
> denying them access at 14:00.
> I've looked all over and cannot find a solution to the problem other than
> adding two hours to the logon hours restrictions for each user when using
> the NT User Manager tool.
> Does anyone know of a workaround for this ? Is there a way to get Samba to
> check the time zone on the server first and make calculations before
> writing values for the "sambaLogonHours" attribute ?
> Explanation of feature: http://www.archive-two.com/new-2794385-2895.html
> Thanks in advance.
> Kind regards
> David Wilson
> CNS, CLS, Linux+
> 033 3427003
> 082 4147413
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