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Clients fail to PXE boot using in.tftpd

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SUSE Manager 2.1


When running tftp via /etc/xinetd.d/tftp instead of the preferred atftpd standalone daemon, clients fail to connect to the in.tftpd service. Changes to the config file are overwritten each time a cobber sync is executed:
susemanager:~ # cobbler sync
generating /etc/xinetd.d/tftp


Edit /etc/cobbler/tftpd.template and remove the "-B 1380" and "-s" option. Resulting in:
susemanager:~ # cat /etc/cobbler/tftpd.template
# default: off
# description: The tftp server serves files using the trivial file transfer \
#       protocol.  The tftp protocol is often used to boot diskless \
#       workstations, download configuration files to network-aware printers, \
#       and to start the installation process for some operating systems.
service tftp
        disable                 = no
        socket_type             = dgram
        protocol                = udp
        wait                    = yes
        user                    = $user
        server                  = $binary
#        server_args             = -B 1380 $args
        server_args             = -v /srv/tftpboot
        per_source              = 11
        cps                     = 100 2
        flags                   = IPv4

then run cobbler sync and restart xinetd.

As an alternate solution, edit /etc/cobbler/settings and change
manage_tftpd: 1
manage_tftpd: 0
save the settings and restart cobblerd (rccobblerd restart).
This will prevent any changes to the existing tftpd configuration in /etc/xinetd.d/tftp.


The options -B 1380 and -s are unknown to the in.tftpd binary.

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  • Document ID:7016638
  • Creation Date: 29-Jun-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Manager

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