[Samba] File timestamps off one hour

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Fri Mar 26 16:53:21 MDT 2010

I'm seeing timestamps off one hour in Windows 200 and XP clients that
were modified earlier this year before the +1 hour daylight savings
time.  They show correctly when views from the Ubuntu Linux Server
running Samba 3.2.3-1ubuntu3.8.  As a test, I created three files in
Linux at 00:13, 01:13, and 03:13.  I could not create a file during 2 am
as that time does not exist in the local timezone.  When I viewed though
files on Windows, they showed up as 01:13, 02:13, and 03:13,
respectively.  Does the CIFS protocol export times using the local
timezone or UTC?  Does Windows not support applying DST properly to file
timestamps or is it a Samba problem?
Loren M. Lang
Alzatex, Inc.
lorenl at alzatex.com

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