ntp daemon is throwing error "ntpd [pid]: unable to bind to wildcard socket address 0.0.0.0 - another process may be running - EXITING"

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Issue

  • Why ntp daemon throws following error message ?
"ntpd [pid]: unable to bind to wildcard socket address 0.0.0.0 - another process may be running - EXITING"
  • ntpd service is crashing
# service ntpd status
ntpd dead but pid file exists

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • ntp

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