Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117779
Dhclient presets bad driftfile location
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
Description of problem:
If a RedHat Enterpse Linux 3 Workstation is configured to
acquire IP address with dhclient, and the dhcp server provides
a set of ntp servers in response, and there is no /etc/ntp.conf file,
the dhclient script (/sbin/dhclient-script) presets a driftfile
/etc/ntp/data/drift. As the ntp data directory has been moved
to /var/lib/ntp, this creates frequent messages as the directory
/etc/ntp/data is no longer created.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible:Clear from Source code
Steps to Reproduce:
Frequent messages in /var/log/messages
Maintenance of driftfile in proper location
fixed in dhcp-3.0pl2-6.16 and above.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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