[Samba] can't access Samba share when clocks skew is too great

Bruno Rodrigues Neves brunorneves at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 13:33:52 GMT 2006

Hi Leonid,

I don´t know the cause of this problem, but if you try add into your
netlogon script a line such as a "set time" in order to set the clock
to the same from the server?



On 9/22/06, Leonid Zeitlin <lz at csltd.com.ua> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a Samba 3.0.23c server joined to an Windows 2003 AD domain. Users
> access it from Windows workstations (XP, 2000). The problem is that if a
> workstation has its time off by more than 5 minutes, Samba server cannot be
> accessed. I understand that Kerberos cannot authenticate the clients due to
> clock skew; however, I thought that in such case Samba could falls back to
> NTLM auth. At least, the workstations with the wrong clock can access
> Windows file servers, but not Samba. Is Samba's behavior in this case
> intentional? Is this supposed to work? How can I help or debug this
> situation? Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
>   Leonid
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