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svc.startd or Other SMF Services (rpc/bind) Fail to Start and Log "<SMF Service Name> Could not set context for method: chdir: Permission denied" (Doc ID 1352478.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


svc:/network/rpc/bind:default  FMRI will not start or run.  The logfile "/var/svc/log/network-rpc-bind" reports the following errors:

 The same issue has been found with svc.startd and ntp (to date, presumably this may happen to other SMF services). 

Should svc.startd run into this issue, the normal boot sequence won't be completed.


It was discovered that some permissions had been changed - see "Cause" section below



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