[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd log file displays error (CORRECTION)
mayer at gis.net
Mon Mar 7 01:15:49 UTC 2005
At 11:14 PM 3/5/2005, David Schwartz wrote:
>"Charles" <charles97 at dunjas.com> wrote in message
>news:422A80A8.BFBBB90F at dunjas.com...
> > It is repeated every 1 hr 3 seconds (3603 seconds)
> > Charles wrote:
> >> /var/log/ntpd.log contains many lines...
> >> 5 Mar 21:28:40 ntpd: can't open /var/lib/ntp.drift.TEMP:
> >> Permission denied
> >> Actually, from the time stamp, this message is repeating every 3
> >> seconds.
> >> Thank you for helping...
> >> Charles
> Is this on a RedHat or Fedora system? Is NTP running as root or a normal
>user? Does the '/var/lib' directory exist?
Permission denied means exactly what it says: the account under which
ntpd is running does not have permission to write to that file or directory
or both. You need to fix the permissions.
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