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Re: [Samba] ntp and samba43 on FreeBSD-103.




On Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:47:25 -0500
"James B. Byrne via samba" <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 
> On Tue, February 7, 2017 13:06, James B. Byrne wrote:
> 
> > In any case, we have resolved most of these issues.  In dealing with
> > this I ran across
> > https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Time_Synchronisation  which
> > contains this instruction:
> >
> > Set up the ntpd.conf File on a DC
> > . . .
> > ntpsigndsocket  /usr/local/samba/var/lib/ntp_signd/
> >
> > Now, on the FreeBSD host I see this instead:
> >
> > # sockstat | grep ntp
> > root     ntpd       6229  3  dgram  -> /var/run/logpriv
> > root     ntpd       6229  20 udp6   *:123                 *:*
> > root     ntpd       6229  21 udp4   *:123                 *:*
> > root     ntpd       6229  22 udp4   192.168.8.65:123      *:*
> > root     ntpd       6229  23 udp6   ::1:123               *:*
> > root     ntpd       6229  24 udp6   fe80::1%lo0:123       *:*
> > root     ntpd       6229  25 udp4   127.0.0.1:123         *:*
> > root     samba      766   24 stream /var/run/samba4/ntp_signd/socket
> >
> >
> > So I altered /etc/ntp.conf as follows:
> >
> > ntpsigndsocket  /var/run/samba4/ntp_signd/
> >
> >
> > However, as I have no idea what this does or how (or even if) al
> > this works I would like to have this setup explained to me.
> >
> 
> I feel that I am in the realm of the cargo cult with respect to MS,
> Samba and ntp.  Is there a reference that someone can point me to that
> explains what ntpsigndsocket actually accomplishes; as in how is the
> socket used and by what?
> 
> Obviously it is tying Samba and ntp together somehow but I do not
> understand what this accomplishes.  If the setting is not placed in
> ntp.conf then what are the implications?  Is the directory used
> arbitrary configured in the Samba build or is it configurable?  if so
> how and where; smb4.conf?
> 
> 

Try reading the Samba wiki page:

https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Time_Synchronisation

To find out just where your ntp socket dir is, run 'samba -b' and
look at the line that starts 'NTP_SIGND_SOCKET_DIR'

The location is set when Samba is compiled from options passed to
'./configure'

Rowland

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