Bug 126797 - ntpd doesn't start right
ntpd doesn't start right
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jiri Ryska
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Reported: 2004-06-26 22:26 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-21 20:33:27 EDT
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2004-06-26 22:26:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
No ntpd service unless started by hand

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.service ntpd start

Actual Results: 
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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-07-13 09:57:16 EDT
do you have selinux activated?
Comment 2 Horst H. von Brand 2004-07-13 11:22:33 EDT
The system had FC2 test 2, was then upgraded. I assume SElinux is
active (sorry, no access to the machine right now)
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2004-07-13 11:48:23 EDT
# modprobe capabilities
# service ntp restart
Comment 4 Joe Acosta 2004-07-15 01:20:52 EDT
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.  

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