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NFS4, Kerberos, NTP and Redhat

My latest lab build is using nfs4 to mount home directories.

Kerberos authentication requires the time to synced before it will work. Redhat (CentOS) tries mounting Network filesystems before syncing the time on startup. Can anyone else see the problem?

If any of our lab machines have their time out by more than 5 minutes the mount will fail.

I have changed the startup priority of ntpd from 58 to 12, and this has fixed the problem.

As ntpd only requires networking to work, I cannot understand why it starts at 58, but problem solved.