[ntp:questions] Seeking "net time" Response without Active Directory

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Jan 3 13:03:44 UTC 2008

Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Glenn,
> gcatlin at ix.netcom.com wrote:
>> We use a pc punchclock that relies on the "net time" command.  We are
>> a netware/linux shop and use an ntp time source, however, we do not
>> use Active Directory.  So far have been unable to make the punchclock
>> work.  Is there any way we can respond with the time when the
>> punchclock requests "net time?"  Any assistance would be appreciated.
> "net time" uses a NETBIOS call to query the time from another machine. If
> you are running a Linux machine then you can enable samba to reply to those
> requests.
> Martin

I cannot understand why anyone would want to use a NETBIOS call on Linux
to get time from another machine when it would be far easier and more
supportable to just install NTP and create a configuration file to point
to a number of NTP servers.


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