Starting with reduced capabilities (non root)

Gary E. Miller gem at
Thu Feb 15 18:21:17 UTC 2018

Yo Achim!

On Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:17:51 +0100
Achim Gratz via devel <devel at> wrote:

> Hal Murray via devel writes:
> > I've been running on Linux with ntpd starting as non-root with
> > reduced capabilities.  Do we want to merge this in?  
> Yes, please.  I see no reason why ntpd should start up as root these
> days.

It needs to be able to read /dev/pps*, SHM(0) and SHM(1)

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