[Samba] ntp and samba4

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Tue May 7 02:36:55 MDT 2013

Hi Michael,
> Recently i noticed that upon starting the samba4 'samba' daemon, that it
> changes the group ownership of the socket for ntpd to *staff*
> $ls -l /usr/local/samba/var/lib/ntp_signd/
> total 0
> srwxrwxrwx 1 root *staff* 0 May  6 16:35 socket
> The documentation says it needs to be *ntp*....
> (FYI: i'm running this on debian wheezy)
> I have just added ntp to group staff, but that seems like a workaround...

I had to do the same on each new install for some time. I guess that it 
must work out of the box on some other distrib than debian.

It is a pitty that samba4 didn't make it in the wheezy release. 
Fortunatly the build system is very neat and compilation is quite easy 




Denis Cardon
Tranquil IT Systems
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