I need to host a 'time of day' service on my Raspberry Pi. This is not ntp and it runs on port 37.

I'm unable to find anything online. Everything is targeting NTP. How do I install and enable TOD server for Raspberry Pi?

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You'll need to install xinetd and configure time (port 37) on that.

Make sure you remove everything from /etc/xinetd.d that you don't want to use. Some of those services have a security profile that is unacceptable in the 21st century.

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    Any guidance on how to install it. Looks like its been replaced for the most part. Jan 29, 2020 at 21:14
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    sudo apt install xinetd
    – Dougie
    Jan 30, 2020 at 0:10

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