[Samba] samba-tool time

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 28 17:31:36 MST 2015

On Sun, 2015-03-01 at 01:08 +0100, Tim wrote:
> Hey Andrew,

> What importance has samba-tool time? What function does it have?

The history probably goes something like this:
 - we created the 'net' command
 - when Tridge and I were at Snap Appliance, he thought that it might
really impress a product reviewer if when they turned on their box for
the first time, that it guessed the time and timezone from the local
 - 'net time' was implemented and got the time and timezone from the
Negotiate Protocol response.
 - Samba4 forked
 - during the rewrite, which attempted to keep the same set of commands,
hooking into random bits of SMB got harder, so we switched 'net time' to
make an authenticated DCE/RPC call
 - net(4) became samba-tool

In short, never put down to design what can be better explained by 14
years of history :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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