Bug 14003 - tftp-server not xinetd'ified
tftp-server not xinetd'ified
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tftp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-14 17:35 EDT by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-24 18:57:40 EDT
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-07-14 17:35:53 EDT
Tftp-server still requires inetd.  Also, stuff usually going to
/etc/xinetd.d is missing.  Apparently someone forgot to hack it :)
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-07-14 17:55:38 EDT
Please also consider making tftpd run as nobody (#12124).
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2000-07-14 17:57:01 EDT
More like #12129. :-)

I ran it w/ nobody briefly too just fine.
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2000-07-14 18:29:51 EDT
Note: the package is horribly broken.  There is a tftp-hpa source in there,
which appears to be (at least partially) the straight OpenBSD implementation.

compiling tftp-hpa-0.13/tftpd/ gives horrid warnings, but doesn't break.  That
version is installed in /usr/sbin/in.tftpd, which will cause tftpd server to be
quite non-functional.  The version in tftpd/ seems to work just fine.

Comment 4 Glen Foster 2000-07-18 16:32:33 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5
Comment 5 Pekka Savola 2000-07-21 14:20:51 EDT
Ok, I researched a bit into this (beta4).

First, hpa released a new version of this 2 weeks ago.  Then you wouldn't need
the define for BSD signals.

Spec file is still wrong; if you intend to use hpa version, please remove
Source: line from netkit-base -derived one.

The server will work if you specify server_args = /tftpboot in xinetd.d/tftp.
Previous netkit-versions defaulted to that, but this one doesn't seem to.

Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-22 17:10:06 EDT
All but  running as nobody fixed in tftp-0.17-2. Thanks for the research!
Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-24 18:57:37 EDT
Closing, the nobody issue will be resolved as a separate item.
Comment 8 Pekka Savola 2000-07-27 08:17:05 EDT
Done in beta5.

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