I've just recently got going with Vector Linux 7 and it looks pretty good and runs pretty good on an old IBM T21.
However, I tried using rdate to update the clock. It fails,
root:# rdate tick.usno.navy.mil
rdate: Could not connect socket: Connection timed out
Ok, I tried telnetting to port 123 but there's no telnet installed.
Ok, I try netcat / nc - not installed.
Ok, try Gslapt neither of those available, try ntpdate, that's not available.
Is there something I'm missing? I tried updating gslapt. is there another repository I should add besides what was installed by default? It's funny all I wanted to at this point was sync my clock