[Samba] Samba kerberos more time sensitive that Windows?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Mar 15 20:28:39 GMT 2007

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 08:58:19AM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
> That is our situation. Whatever this VMware bug is, it is stopping the
> virtualized OS from slewing the time. So I'd guess the OS fails to be
> able to re-sync against the DC,  and so it fails later when it tries
> connecting to the Samba server. However (as mentioned in my original
> mail), this problem doesn't appear to affect Win2K3 servers - only Samba.
> As mentioned, this problem is really a VMware problem, so we're off
> fixing the cause - but I think it's always a good idea to make Samba
> look more like a Windows server - even if it means handling such a
> hare-brained situation. But - that's easy for me to say :-)

The only way Windows servers could be handling this
situation is to ignore clock-skew errors on incoming
AP_REQ messages. I actually believe they're doing this,
and I can't let Samba do the same.

I've improved the error message for 3.0.25 so if
Samba fails a login due to clock skew the client
at least gets an error message to this effect.


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