[Samba] Samba kerberos more time sensitive that Windows?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Tue Mar 20 22:11:41 GMT 2007

FYI we just had a similar problem with an XP-SP2 client. Their clock was
out and Samba rejected their advances :-)

That host was a Dell laptop - not VMWare - and even had SNTP set on it.
It's clock was out - triggering the problem. As to why it's clock
drifted off - we have no idea.

Strangely enough, after it was rebooted, the problem went away. IT
Helpdesks around the world know that phrase: "try rebooting..." ;-)


Jeremy Allison wrote:
> It truely is a strange case. I find that if I change
> the clock on the client and log in it re-syncs the
> time from the DC and all connections to servers work
> (as you'd expect with the correct time).


Jason Haar
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