[Samba] Questions about time synchronisation in a multi-DC Samba environment

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Apr 8 15:07:11 UTC 2019

On Mon, 8 Apr 2019 15:51:32 +0100
Stephen via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am currently running a setup with a main DC ad1, that has ntpd 
> installed and is currently configured to retrieve the time from the
> UK NTP time pool. I also have a second backup AD DC, ad2, on which I
> have not installed ntpd but I have installed ntpdate. My current 
> understanding is that the setup I have just described is in-line with 
> the recommended best practices outlined in the following document:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Time_Synchronisation

Thanks for pointing out the wiki page isn't clear that you must run a
time server on all Samba AD DC's, I have added an info box to it.


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