[ntp:questions] ntp.conf: ownership and permissions

woger151 at jqpx37.cotse.net woger151 at jqpx37.cotse.net
Tue Dec 19 13:41:27 UTC 2006

What is the minimal access rights that can be placed on ntp.conf in
order for ntpd to work properly?

I.e., does the non-root user (say, "ntp") that runs ntpd need read
access?  Or does ntpd start up as root, read ntp.conf, then spawn a
process owned by ntp and hand the information off without user ntp ever
needing to read ntp.conf?

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