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NTPD service failed to start

If ntpd service failing to start, check the log file '/var/log/messages'.

If you are getting the below message, you can use the following steps to resolve the issue

... cap_set_proc() failed to drop root privileges: Operation not permitted

Open the file /etc/sysconfig/ntpd and comment out the following line.

# OPTIONS="-u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/ -g"

Restart the ntpd service

# service ntpd restart

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