[Samba] Need help with directory create time

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 16 16:26:18 UTC 2016

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 02:37:33PM +0200, Karl Mauch via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> my problem:
> In the past "fake directory create times" did what I expect. The creation time 
> of directories were fixed.
> Then I changed to samba 4 and "fake directory create times" did not work any 
> longer. But I found a workaround and the creation times of directories were 
> fixed.
> Today there was a virus and I restored a backup and the directory creation 
> time is variable. After changing a file, the directory creation time is new. 
> And I forget what I did in the past to workaround this problem in samba 4. It 
> is configured as a PDC.
> Please help! The software in the directory is not working with jumping 
> creation times.

The "fake directory create times" code still
exists in Samba4 - shouldn't have changed at
all since 3.6.x.

Can you describe more fully what create times you're
getting ?

"fake directory create times" should always return
a create time of 1/1/1980 to clients.

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