Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190883
rdate does not work with udp packets
Last modified: 2015-02-01 17:47:41 EST
Description of problem:
If I try to use an rfc868 time server in udp mode ( in this case the the time
server is the one bundled in xinetd in fc5, running on the same host),
rdate exits with error. Rdate works fine in tcp mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable time-udp, stop iptables
2. rdate -u localhost
rdate: error in read: Invalid argument
rdate displays time
The problem is probably in the client, and not the server, because other devices
can successfully use the udp time service, and an ethereal dump shows a valid
packet sent back to client.
The same test works on a Centos4 server perfectly.
Package Change Request
Package Name: rdate
Updated Fedora Owners: email@example.com
I've retested with Fedora 7 x86_64, and the bug is fixed there.
I do not have access to an F7 i386 machine to test, unfortunately.
Fixed in rawhide.