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By ikovac ·
Is there any option to automaticly set servers's (Netware 4.01) time from any workstation?

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Because of the security issues involved, I would suggest that you don't attempt to have the server's time set by a workstation. If a workstation was able to reset the server's clock, it could really screw things up on your network if an unauthorized user was able to take control of the server's time from the workstation. People whose accounts were locked could get back in if the date or time was adjusted back far enough. Tape backup programs may not function correctly. Hackers might more easily be able to cover their tracks (or cause more damage). etc.

Instead, I would either synchronize the server with an Internet time server or perhaps use SYNCTIME.NLM to keep NetWare's "soft" clock synchronized with the hardware clock. The latter will help a bit, since NetWare is somewhat notorious for having an inaccurate clock. SYNCTIME perodically forcibly resets the soft clock to the system hardware clock, which is more accurate than the soft clock.

I think the better solution is to synchronize your se

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I think the better solution is to synchronize your server with an NTP server on the Internet. To synchronize with a NTP requires an NLM to handle NTP and an Internet connection. There are tons of NTP clients out there to run on your server, many of them free. RDATE.NLM seems to be one of the most popular ones.

Alternately, you can install hardware that gets the time from the radio or GPS satellites and keeps your server synchronized, but of course this is far more expensive.

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