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DSfW: ntpd service crashes 2-3 times every hour

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (OES11SP1)
Domain Services for Windows


The ntpd services gets killed every 30 minutes on DSfW server with Windows 7
workstations joined to the domain.

Crash is due to flag NTPD_RUN_CHROOTED="yes" set in /etc/sysconfig/ntp file. 
After changing the setting to NTPD_RUN_CHROOTED="no" the ntpd service runs fine without any crash


Resolved in April 2013 Maintenance Patch

Workaround:  in the /etc/sysconfig/ntp file set NTPD_RUN_CHROOTED="no" 


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  • Document ID:7012153
  • Creation Date:16-APR-13
  • Modified Date:16-APR-13
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    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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