[ntp:questions] ntpd crashing on startup

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Oct 10 02:35:58 UTC 2007

On 2007-10-10, Rob <pse at nospam.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:32:02 -0400, Rob wrote:
>> When I reboot, my ntpd server now crashes.  Here is the ntp.log:
>>  9 Oct 21:16:13 ntpd[3800]: crypto_setup: random seed file //.rnd not found

//.rnd would be in your /

I have found it helpful to specify the location of the randfile:

crypto randfile /dev/urandom

>> But if I try to startup the server via xterm, ntpd will run.

Probably because /root/.rnd is being used in this case instead of //.rnd

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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