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Re: system ntpd starting when I have pkgsrc ntpd installed?

On 25/09/2014 8:47 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:

Carl Brewer <> writes:

On bootup on a NetBSD 5.2 (amd64) box of mine the original system ntpd
starts (which is vulnerable to a DoS attack) :

bash-4.3# ps -auxww | grep ntp
root     269  0.2  0.1  11324   5424 ?      Ss    3:44AM 4:19.12

bash-4.3# kill -TERM 269

bash-4.3# /etc/rc.d/ntpd start
Starting ntpd.

bash-4.3# !ps
ps -auxww | grep ntp
root    1969  0.0  0.2  11340   7288 ?      Ss    6:42AM 0:00.01

I've grepped through /etc for ntpd and can't find any references to
/usr/sbin/ntpd anywhere - I replaced /etc/rc.d/ntpd with the one from
pkgsrc when I replaced ntpd with the pkgsrc one (and, as above, when I
run /etc/rc.d/ntpd by hand it does the right thing!).

in /etc/rc.d/ntpd I see


It may be possible to override with /etc/rc.conf.d/ntpd and setting
command= in there.

It looks like your path is changing which ntpd gets run.

Are you saying that after you moved the pkgsrc rc.d/ntpd into /etc/rc.d,
and then rebooted, you still have the system ntpd?

Yes, sometimes.  It's like it's some boot up sequence race condition.

 Read the rc.d file -
is it calling ntpd without a fully-qualified path?

From /etc/rc.d/ntpd :


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