(mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user

Carmel NY carmel_ny at outlook.com
Wed Dec 19 20:15:59 UTC 2018

On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 03:55:59 +0900 (JST), Yasuhiro KIMURA stated:

>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]#

Yes, and it matches what you have exactly.


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