(mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user

Yasuhiro KIMURA yasu at utahime.org
Wed Dec 19 18:56:56 UTC 2018

From: Carmel NY <carmel_ny at outlook.com>
Subject: (mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:45:52 +0000

> After updating to FreeBSD 12, I am getting this error when booting up. Since
> I never personally touched 'ntpd', the update caused this problem.
> Security policy loaded: MAC/ntpd
> (mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user
> name Starting ntpd.
> I would like to know what happened and how to fix it.

Is there user 'ntpd' in /etc/master.passwd? It is added in 12.0.

root at eastasia[524]# uname -a
FreeBSD eastasia.home.utahime.org 12.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE r341666 GENERIC  amd64
root at eastasia[525]# grep ntpd /etc/master.passwd
ntpd:*:123:123::0:0:NTP Daemon:/var/db/ntp:/usr/sbin/nologin
root at eastasia[526]#

Yasuhiro KIMURA

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