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

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Wed Aug 9 09:52:28 UTC 2023



On 09.08.2023 11:44, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>
>
> On 09/08/2023 10:14, Peter Milesson via samba wrote:
>> 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,
>>
>> Peter
>>
>>
>
> Yes, a single point of failure, but it is as designed by Microsoft, so 
> we have to put up with it.
>
> As for ntpsec, they seem to be aware of the problem, though possibly 
> not the w2k protocol, see here:
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> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1033088
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> and here:
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> https://gitlab.com/NTPsec/ntpsec/-/issues/785
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> Rowland
>
Thanks for the information Rowland. I'm not going to wait for ntpsec. I 
set up Chrony in a snap, less than 5 minutes, and it was working almost 
out of the box.

Best regards,

Peter




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