Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138682
/sbin/dhclient-script specifies incorrect location for ntp driftfile
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
dhclient-script generated the following /etc/ntp.conf on my RHEL 3
Update 3 machine:
# generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
restrict default ignore
restrict 10.1.0.12 nomodify notrap noquery
The driftfile location does not exist and is different from the
default ntp.conf file which points to /var/lib/ntp/drift which does
I checked my Fedora Core 3 Test 3 machine and it looks like the
correct behavior happens there. That is running dhclient-3.0.1-9.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure eth0 for dhcp with a dhcp server that hands out NTP
2. Run 'ifup eth0'
3. Rinse and repeat.
The problem in dhclient-script is obvious and easily repaired as it
just has the wrong string in the here document it writes to ntp.conf.
dhcp-3.0.1-10_EL3 is now the latest version of dhcp for RHEL-3 and
is in RHEL-3-U4, and does not have this problem.
It can also be downloaded from:
Excellent, thanks for the info, sorry for the redundant bug! One
quick question though, is there currently a release version of this
for RHEL-3? I saw a beta on RHN (dhcp-3.0.1-10_EL3:7 Red Hat
Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3 for x86) Beta), but not one marked as
RHEL-3-U4 is still in 'beta' testing, so hence the 'beta' status
of the dhcp-3.0.1-10_EL3 rpm you found, which is identical to the
one available through this link:
Quite a few customers have downloaded and are using this version.
It's up to you whether to download and try it now or wait until
RHEL-3-U4 is officially released.