[Samba] Samba domain time sync woes (Debian Bookworm)

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Wed Aug 9 09:14:45 UTC 2023

On 09.08.2023 11:05, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On 09/08/2023 09:46, Peter Milesson via samba wrote:
>> Thanks for the link Rowland. But there is an ambiguity. Below the 
>> diagram, there is stated that "all other workstations get their time 
>> from any DC".  In the next sentence there is "Windows clients get 
>> their time from the PDC emulator DC". In my case, the Windows 10 
>> client does not get the time from the DC with the PDC emulator role, 
>> which also contradicts the second statement.
>> Best regards,
>> Peter
> Thanks for pointing that out, I have rewritten it.
> Basically a client will ask any DC for the current time and it will 
> return what it thinks is the time. All DCs get their time from the DC 
> that holds the PDC_Emulator FSMO role, which gets its time from an 
> external source.
> Rowland
Hi Rowland,

Thanks for the clarification. Now it makes sense.

Having one single point of failure in the DC having the PDC emulator 
FSMO role, is of course not a good design. Like a Windows 10 client 
sending time requests using a Windows 2000 protocol. But that's what we 
have got to live with...

Best regards,


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