FreeBSD-10.3 No file created

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Feb 7 15:02:15 UTC 2017

On Mon, February 6, 2017 19:04, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 06/02/2017 21:42, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> Somehow system 1 is starting ntpd without passing the pidfile
>> argument.  However, I have diffed the /etc/rc.d/ntpd files from both
>> systems against each other and there are no differences.  So, how
>> can
>> this be?
> grep ntp /etc/rc.conf /etc/rc.conf.d/* /etc/defaults/rc.conf
> Look for the setting of a variable 'ntpd_flags' specifically.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

That was it exactly.  Our /etc/rc.conf was overriding /etc/rc.d/ntpd
by setting ntpd_flags="".  I must have done this when trying to
discover why ntpd kept halting on our samba server without
understanding the implications.  Well, I do now.

Thank you very much.

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