[Samba] Time Synchronization

Andrey Repin anrdaemon at yandex.ru
Mon Nov 23 12:18:17 UTC 2015

Greetings, Marcio Demetrio Bacci!

> I have a primary and a secondary DC, however I found that the time of the
> secondary DC is different from the primary.

> Do I need to install ntpdate in the secondary DC ? If positive, how I
> configure it?

Do NOT use ntpdate. It changes the time abruptly, which may cause
time-sensitive services to crash or misbehave.

> I'm using samba 4 on debian 7.

> How can I solve this problem

Install and configure ntpd. Make sure it is synchronized (either) with AD or
with the same servers AD itself synchronizing.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Monday, November 23, 2015 15:16:36

Sorry for my terrible english...

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