Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126797
ntpd doesn't start right
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
No ntpd service unless started by hand
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.service ntpd start
Synchronizing to server FAILED
ntpd start OK
But "service ntpd status" reports pidfile exists, no server running.
Starting ntpd by hand (no arguments) gets the ball rolling
Expected Results: At least running ntpd
do you have selinux activated?
The system had FC2 test 2, was then upgraded. I assume SElinux is
active (sorry, no access to the machine right now)
# modprobe capabilities
# service ntp restart
I discovered some other things about this.
It seems that ntpd -U ntp failt to start but without the -U ntp it
starts okay. The /etc/sysconfif/ntpd file contains -U ntp -p
/var/run/ntpd.pid so just removing the -U ntp allows it to start fine.
My guess is that there are problems changing id.