[ntp:questions] ntpd crashing on startup
pse at nospam.com
Wed Oct 10 12:19:00 UTC 2007
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 02:35:58 +0000, Steve Kostecke wrote:
> I have found it helpful to specify the location of the randfile:
> crypto randfile /dev/urandom
Thanks Steve. That fixed it. I used "crypto randfile /root/.rnd pw
mysecretpassword" in my ntpd.conf file.
But according to the docs, I should not need to do that. I do not have
RANDFILE defined. According to the docs at
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/keygen.html#rand , ntpd should
look at /root/.rnd for the random file if RANDFILE is not defined.
It looks like a bug to me. But it is easy to get around.
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