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Bug 23923 - xinetd not waiting for tftpd to finish
xinetd not waiting for tftpd to finish
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tftp (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
: 29788 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-01-12 16:43 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-12 16:43:11 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-01-12 16:43:09 EST
xinetd cannot wait for tftpd to finish the transfer because xinetd does a
select on a wait for process tftpd but tftpd does a fork() (version 0.15
was doing an execve()) and doesn't wait for its child (which does the
transfer). An 'strace -fp `cat /var/run/xinetd.pid`' shows the bug.

# 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
	socket_type		= dgram
	wait			= yes
	user			= nobody
	log_on_success		+= USERID
	log_on_failure 		+= USERID
	server			= /usr/sbin/in.tftpd
	server_args		= /tftpboot
#	disable			= yes
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-17 16:25:32 EST
FIxed in tftp-0.17-7. Thanks for noticing.
Comment 2 Helge Deller 2001-03-01 11:08:58 EST
*** Bug 29788 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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