[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 10:12:43 UTC 2008

Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Generally it's good to disable all services which are not needed.
> However, if the inetd has no known security problems it should be no
> problem to have it running to provided required services. I'm sure
> the OS can be configured to start inetd.

Yes, I accept that, but Solaris having security issues in inetd?

> Very simple devices may not even require the accuracy of NTP, and the
> "time" protocol would be sufficient. The specific question for me is:
> why does it use the  daytime protocol instead of the time protocol or
> NTP?
> Martin

Martin, it would most likely be time on port 37.  The modem isses the 
error message:

  ToD request sent- No Response received

and I can't find a detailed manual for the modem's software.


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