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Bug 155462 - tftp-server needs to be able to serve on broadcast
tftp-server needs to be able to serve on broadcast
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tftp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Maros Barabas
David Lawrence
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Depends On: 199884
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Reported: 2005-04-20 11:55 EDT by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-07 12:01:26 EST
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Description Joshua Jensen 2005-04-20 11:55:09 EDT
Description of problem:

There doesn't appear to be a component to file a bug against tftp-server itself.

Other tftpd servers can... it would be nice if tftp-server was able to respond
to clients trying to tftp to the broadcast address.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL4, tftp-server-0.39-1
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-04-20 16:46:48 EDT
Internal RFE bug #155495 entered; will be considered for future release.
Comment 3 Radek Vokal 2006-03-15 10:52:28 EST
Sorry it took some time to respond. Can you please point me to servers which
support broadcast? How can I test broadcast reponses?
Comment 4 Joshua Jensen 2006-03-15 13:25:06 EST
I believe atftp supports broadcast/multicast:
Comment 7 Joshua Jensen 2006-07-06 12:41:23 EDT
I have only had one request from one of my end users for this feature.  If this
never happens it won't hurt my feelings.  On the other hand, if it is time to
switch tftp servers anyway, so be it.
Comment 8 Jan Cholasta 2006-07-08 09:18:37 EDT
After a bit of research I doubt it's worth the effort to implement multicasting
(RFC2090 and/or PXE mtftp) in tftp, the code was created without multicasting in
mind and it would need complete rewrite of some parts of the code. Better use atftp.
Comment 10 Daniel Riek 2006-09-12 10:24:24 EDT
This can not be done in RHEL5 and 4.5. Although I agree that it should be done,
we have to move it to 4.6 as it has to happen in the RHEL5 stream first.
Comment 11 Joshua Jensen 2006-10-28 21:55:48 EDT
Come to think of it, this isn't that important
Comment 12 Joshua Jensen 2006-11-05 22:14:35 EST
Feel free to close

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