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 chrooted ntpd in NetBSD

On Lamp tells us about running chrooted ntpd under NetBSD.

"ntpd needs superuser privileges for two operations: binding to UDP port 123 (at initialization time) and using time control system calls such as adjtime(2) and ntp_adjtime(2), which are restricted to the superuser. For the first operation, we could proceed as named does, first binding to UDP port 123, then calling chroot(2) and setuid(2). The problem is the second operation. To be able to chroot ntpd after initialization, we need a way to enable an unprivileged user to control the system clock. Such a feature was introduced in NetBSD 1.6, with the clockctl device."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 19, 2003 )


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