I have fired up Apache Directory Studio, and have navigated the LDAP
tree to the cn=NTP entry.
Should I be deleting the entire cn=NTP entry, with all attributes; or
just the ipaConfigString "startOrder 45"?
You can set ipaConfigString to something like disabledService if you
want to keep it around. I looked again and ipactl looks for
enabledService and hiddenService so something not matching should get
skipped by ipactl.
But when looking at the server roles NTP may show up which might be
If you are really worried you can do an ldapsearch and save the content
into a file to make it easy to add back.
----- Original message -----
From: Rob Crittenden via FreeIPA-users
To: FreeIPA users list <freeipa-users(a)lists.fedorahosted.org>
Cc: Christopher Lamb <christopher.lamb(a)ch.ibm.com>, Rob Crittenden
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Freeipa-users] Re: How to disable NTP on an
Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2020 9:05 PM
Christopher Lamb via FreeIPA-users wrote:
> Hi All
> Last night we successfully upgraded our ipa server to OEL 7.9, and
> However the ipa.service will not start, because it fails at the
> All other ipa components start if we use the --ignore-service-failures
> # ipactl start --ignore-service-failures
> Existing service file detected!
> Assuming stale, cleaning and proceeding
> Starting Directory Service
> Starting krb5kdc Service
> Starting kadmin Service
> Starting httpd Service
> Starting ntpd Service
> Failed to start ntpd Service
> Forced start, ignoring ntpd Service, continuing normal operation
> Starting pki-tomcatd Service
> Starting ipa-otpd Service
> I am ok with ntpd not starting, we have long since moved to
> have ntpd disabled and masked.
> The question is, how do I configure our ipa-server to not use ntpd?
> I am aware that there are options for ntpd on installation, but am
> unsure how to do this for an existing server.
Masking the service won't help because it is managed by ipactl. It
determines the list of services by looking in
A entry looks like:
ipaConfigString: startOrder 45
ipactl only looks at the startOrder of ipaConfigString. You'll need to
delete this entry entirely.
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