Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80473
Drift file for NTP support wrong.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
As a security fix for NTP, the daemon wishes to own the directory in which the
drift file is placed. The drift file as create by dhcpcd is /etc/ntp.drift.
NTP prefers something like /etc/ntp/drift where /etc/ntp can be owned by ntp.
This interaction of two products is unfortunate but the problem truly lies with
dhcpcd rather than ntp since dhcpcd creates the file name and provides no method
for altering the name short of editting the source for dhcpcd. I have made this
change to the sources and ntp correctly starts for me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure system to "Automatically obtain IP address settings with: dhcp
2. Configure dhcp server to offer NTP server "option ntp-servers"
Actual Results: dhcpcd writes /etc/ntp.conf file with driftfile entry
ntpd fails to start.
Expected Results: dhcpcd should write /etc/ntp.conf file with driftfile entry
The added security for ntpd is admirable but it should be synced with dhcpcd...
Sorry I didn't do the correct search so I missed this previous resolution.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66136 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.