[ntp:questions] running ntpd as user in solaris 9

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Feb 17 03:22:14 UTC 2006


Dale Bright wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> Newbie here, looking for a little help from those who have come before
> me, Has anyone got 2.0 to work as non-root privileges in solaris 9.
> is it even possible... if so can someone point me a a good link.
> Googled for a while and do not find much solaris help... ( no jokes on
> that please :-) )
> 
> Thx
> Dale

You need privileges to bind to the NTP port (123) and then you need
privileges to change the clock. If you don't have the requisite
privileges, and this applies to all operating systems, not just Solaris,
then you may as well forget it.

Danny



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