[ntp:hackers] Samba's MS-NTP implementation

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Mon Jul 13 12:22:30 UTC 2009

Olaf Fraczyk wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-07-12 at 22:49 -0400, Danny Mayer wrote:
>> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2009-07-12 at 21:11 -0400, Danny Mayer wrote:
>>>> This is so at variance with the NTP design requirements that I am
>>>> recommending that we completely remove the Samba contribution from the
>>>> 4.2.5 code at this time. If at some point in the future this can be done
>>>> without involving a third system then it can be reconsidered. 
>>> I'm confused.  What is the third system in this case?
>>> Andrew Bartlett
>> The Samba Server.
> Is it only me that has a feeling that he lives in a different
> reality? :)
> This is about interaction between samba and ntpd. So a computer with
> samba and ntpd installed can act as AD controller and provide signed
> timestamp for windows users. 
> How do you want to do it without involving samba in ??? ;)

If this is for Samba only, then it should only be turned on on the box
where Samba is running. This also means that we have a point solution
for Samba only. The real world runs Microsoft's Active Directory and for
that matter Kerberos and we should also be supporting those servers. NTP
isn't only for Samba.


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