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Bug 110572 - /etc/ntp installed with wrong permissions
/etc/ntp installed with wrong permissions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-11-21 09:33 EST by Phil Hollenback
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-29 05:02:31 EST
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Description Phil Hollenback 2003-11-21 09:33:49 EST
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Description of problem:
/etc/ntp is installed as root:root, should be ntp:ntp.  This results
in the following syslog error message:

ntpd[905]: can't open /etc/ntp/drift.TEMP: Permission denied

Fix is to change /etc/ntp directory to be owned by ntp:ntp.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ntp rpm
2. Configure a drift file in /etc/ntp.conf
3. Run ntp service

Actual Results:  ntp can't write to drift file

Expected Results:  ntp should be able to write to drift file

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-01-29 05:02:31 EST
no! your config file is wrong! 
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift

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