Find it

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

can't open /etc/ntp/drift.TEMP: Permission denied

Okay... today I came across with some NTP drift file related issue. The error was - "Sep 8 13:39:01 XXXXXX ntpd[4694]: can't open /etc/ntp/drift.TEMP: Permission denied"

It was a easy solution, so thought of sharing this with you all.

This error is caused by an incorrectly configured /etc/ntp.conf file. In earlier versions of RedHat Enterprise Linux, the drift file was located in the /etc/ntp directory, owned by root. As the ntp daemon does not run as root, it cannot create a new drift file. The preferred location for the drift file in the newer releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the /var/lib/ntp directory.

To correct this error, change the line in /etc/ntp.conf that reads:

driftfile /etc/ntp/drift


driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift

Hope this will help someone.

No comments:

Post a Comment