Re: [SLE] ntp permissions
From: David T-G (davidtg-suse-linux-e_at_justpickone.org)
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:07:58 -0400 To: "SuSE Linux (English) list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
...and then Mike said...
% I've run chmod +666 * and chown ntp and things get reset and I keep getting
% this error.
Don't, don't, don't just blindly use "666" with chmod until you know what
it does. Read the man page and use the symbolic modes.
% >From the log file:
% linux ntpd: can't open /etc/ntp/drift.TEMP: Permission denied
% >From /etc/ntp:
% drw-rw-rw- 2 ntp root 84 2003-07-21 18:27 .
There's your problem. Try a
chmod a+x /etc/ntp
to put it back to a usable state. You might also try
chmod -R go-w /etc/ntp
to uninvite the entire world from writing there.
HTH & HAND
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