If I try to rdate from a redhat 6 computer either from
redhat 6 or Sun Solaris I get a:
[dol@flash ~]$ rdate localhost
rdate: No such file or directory
or from solaris:
tulpan> rdate flash
rdate: read: Error 0
rdate sets the time normally from a solaris machine, so the
problem may lay outside rdate itself.
But this is soo obvious, maybe something here is screwed.
Check /etc/inetd.conf for the line
time stream tcp nowait root internal
For weird reasons, Red Hat has often shipped /etc/inetd.conf with a
buggy time service configuration.
Please reopen this bug if the above is not your problem.