Bug 18901 - xinetd Time service broken
xinetd Time service broken
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-11 11:59 EDT by Hal Burgiss
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-12 23:44:05 EDT
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Description Hal Burgiss 2000-10-11 11:59:04 EDT
The internal time service of xinetd does not work, or if it does,
it is significantly different that previous inetd implementations.
Using rdate to set time from a LAN connection generates 'connection
refused' no matter what. It would seem to be a problem with libwrap ->

[root@junior /tmp]# rdate -s feenix
 rdate: couldn't connect to host feenix: Connection refused


 Oct 11 04:01:33 localhost xinetd[24131]: FAIL: time libwrap

None of the following in /etc/hosts.allow works: ALL : ALL,
ALL :, time : ALL, INTERNAL : ALL. ALL : <hostname>.
Nor does moving both hosts.deny and allow out of the way completely.
(Restart xinetd on each test.)
Comment 1 Hal Burgiss 2000-10-12 23:43:59 EDT
I forgot to say that telnet, wu-ftp, rsh, and rlogin are all
working fine. Config file:

     wait           = no
     user           = root
     disable        = no
     socket_type    = stream
     protocol       = tcp
     server         = INTERNAL
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-17 13:12:08 EDT
This is fixed in xinetd-

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