2.1.2 Ensure daytime services are not enabled (Scored)

Level 1 - Server 
Level 1 - Workstation

daytime is a network service that responds with the server's current date and time. This service is intended for debugging and testing purposes. It is recommended that this service be disabled.

Disabling this service will reduce the remote attack surface of the system.

Verify the daytime service is not enabled. Run the following command and verify results are as indicated:

grep -R "^daytime" /etc/inetd.*

No results should be returned

check /etc/xinetd.conf and /etc/xinetd.d/* and verify all daytime services have disable = yes set.

Comment out or remove any lines starting with daytime from /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/inetd.d/*.
Set disable = yes on all daytime services in /etc/xinetd.conf and /etc/xinetd.d/*.

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