ntpd[7047]: can't open /var/lib/ntp/drift.TEMP: Permission denied solution

ntpd[7047]: can't open /var/lib/ntp/drift.TEMP: Permission denied

chown ntp.ntp /var/lib/ntp/

The solution is shown above and changes the ownership to ntp.ntp which is what the ntpd daemon/server is running as.  This is based on Centos but the same idea will apply on any other OS.  You can do a "ps aux|grep ntpd" to see what it is running as in the case it's running as a different user.

After that this annoying message will be gone.


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