[ntp:questions] ntpd crashing on startup

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Nov 6 14:27:23 UTC 2007


Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org> writes:

> 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

Shouldn't it be /dev/random? (Urandom is not truely random AFAIK)

Ulrich

>
>>> 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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