Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54313
ntpd runs with a bad user id
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:29 EDT
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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
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: can't open /etc/ntp/drift.TEMP:
There is user/group id for ntp to run in the /etc/passwd file :
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 50698 ***