Re: rdate can't connect socket
Samuel Tardieu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 16/09, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> | This has worked consistently for a long time, but for the past
> | week or two it returns:
> | rdate: Could not connect socket: Connection refused
> | This message returns almost instantly - too quickly, I believe,
> | to be a connection refused at the remote server.
> | Can this be a socket on my machine that refuses a connection?
> Did you by chance update your firewall? Could it be rejecting this outgoing
I don't have a firewall as such. I deny ALL in /etc/host.deny,
and have most services commented out in /etc/inetd.conf, but nothing
has changed in these areas since long before rdate started failing.
However, see below.
"Michael B. Taylor" <email@example.com> writes:
> I cant say whether your theory is correct or not. It sounds
> plausible. However, I did have the same problem a while
> back. I am pretty sure it the remote server refusing. I
> resolved the problem by installing the nptdate package, and
> using my name server as a time host also.
You seem to be right. I have successfully tried rdate
As a matter of interest, I have a rather clueless isp (local
cable company) using M$ software. The time returned from its
nameserver is three to four minutes slow. My domain is hosted by
Greenbush Technologies, which uses Debian, and is run by a clueful
administrator. That nameserver gives the correct time.
Thanks to both of you for your responses.
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