Linux capabilites check broken on NetBSD

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Jul 7 01:20:54 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> On NetBSD:
> 07-06T15:42:17 ntpd[4940]: root can't be dropped due to missing capabilities.

So don't do that, then. Drop root, I mean.  Without some equivalent of Linux
or Solaris fine-grained privilege control, setting the clock won't work

What has NetBSD been doing before this?
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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