Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1023
RFC 868 time requests using UDP fail
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
UDP time requests to RH Linux systems (including 4.2, 5.0
and 5.1) fail. The symptoms are that no time is returned and
inetd reports "time/udp server failing (looping), service
This turns out to be due to an error in inetd.conf. The
time daemon in.timed is not suitable for handling udp
requests; however inetd provides an internal handler.
Therefore replacing the line:
time dgram udp wait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd
time dgram udp wait root internal
gives the correct behaviour.
This is a duplicate of the report #891
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 891 ***