Bug 54313 - ntpd runs with a bad user id
Summary: ntpd runs with a bad user id
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 50698
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: ntp
Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-04 07:56 UTC by Alain RICHARD
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-04 07:56:20 UTC

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Description Alain RICHARD 2001-10-04 07:56:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
The ntpd daemon is running with a bad user id :
1075388500 11308  0.0  1.6 2040 2032 ?       SL   Oct03   0:00 ntpd 
-U ntp

it is then unable to access/update some of its files and output the 
following error in /var/log/message at regular times :

Oct  4 04:23:38 pbing ntpd[978]: can't open /etc/ntp/drift.TEMP: 
Permission denied

There is user/group id for ntp  to run in the /etc/passwd file :


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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
I have seen this on two differents installations of roswell. On each 
one, this is 100% reproductible just by running the ntpd daemon 
(service ntpd start).

Actual Results:  the ntpd daemon runs with a random big user id 
(example : 1075392596).

Expected Results:  the ntpd should be run as user id ntp (38).

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2001-10-04 08:46:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 50698 ***

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