[Samba] Samba kerberos more time sensitive that Windows?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Mon Mar 12 22:50:14 GMT 2007

Hi there

We just had a problem where a user couldn't connect to a Samba server
that is a full ADS member. The same user could successfully connect to
Windows2K3 servers.

The problem was obvious - their clock was 5 hours out, and Samba
rejected their connections with a "Failed to verify incoming ticket".
Correcting the time fixed the fault. However, it remains that Samba
rejected them when Windows servers didn't.

Is that an option that can be enabled? Anything that makes Samba look
more like Windows is a Good Thing (even if it violates the entire point
of Kerberos! ;-)


Jason Haar
Information Security Manager, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Phone: +64 3 9635 377 Fax: +64 3 9635 417
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