[ntp:questions] ntpd crashing on startup

Rob pse at nospam.com
Wed Oct 10 01:59:12 UTC 2007


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
> 
>  9 Oct 21:16:14 ntpd[3810]: crypto_setup: random seed file //.rnd not found
> 
> But if I try to startup the server via xterm, ntpd will run.
> 
> I do have a /dev/urandom file.  
> I have also used openssl to generate certificates etc. 
> (Doesn't that mean I have a random seed file?) 
> 
> So why am I getting this error?  
> Do I need to somehow create .rnd file via openssl? 
> or maybe I need to create a symlink to /dev/urandom etc?
> 

I also have /root/.rnd on my host computer.  

Does anyone know what is going on?

Rob




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