(mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user

Yuri Pankov yuripv at yuripv.net
Wed Dec 19 20:27:33 UTC 2018

Carmel NY wrote:
> 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.

If you used freebsd-update, then it's

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