[ntp:questions] OT: Solaris help - TOD service
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Fri Jun 13 08:51:29 UTC 2008
David Woolley wrote:
> Martin Burnicki wrote:
>> I'm not familiar wit TOD, but just a few words to inetd:
> Note that the really basic time services like daytime are implemented
> internally within inetd; inetd is the time server for those protocols.
> I don't know what is meant by TOD here, but it might actually mean the
> ASCII or binary time provided by inetd.
Thanks, David and Martin.
As I understand it, TOD here refers to a cable modem making a TCP or UDP
request to port 13 on a server.
Is there any good reason for inetd "to be switched off as a security
measure"? Could the TOD service be provided stand-alone, instead of
within inetd? Perhaps not....
Of course, a more relevant question could be: Why aren't the cable modems
using NTP? My cable modem is a Motorola SB5101E, by the way.
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