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Bug 29788 - tftp service deactivates because of looping
tftp service deactivates because of looping
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 23923
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tftp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Helge Deller
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-27 12:50 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 04:46:04 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-27 12:50:15 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)


xinetd reports error:
01/2/26@22:13:31 xinetd[29434]: ERROR: tftp service was deactivated 
because of looping
01/2/26@22:13:31 xinetd[29434]: WARNING: recv: Bad file descriptor (errno 
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tftpd will not respond any further until xinetd is restarted.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade tftpd tftp-server-0.17-7.i386.rpm
2. enable xinetd logging via editing /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd script
     daemon xinetd -filelog /var/log/xinetd.log -reuse -
pidfile /var/run/xinetd.pid
3. configure tftpd via editing /etc/xinet.d/tftp
      server_args       = -cs /var/tftpd
4. upload files around 1 megabyte or above several times (let tftpd create 
5. tftp responded correctly with many small files, but tftping larger 
files produced looping crash

Actual Results:  tftpd stops with looping errror
tftpd does not die during the file transfer though....
tftpd will not respond again until xinetd is restarted

Expected Results:  tftpd should have exited normally and waited for future 
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2001-02-28 04:09:37 EST
tftp package in 7.0 incorrectly specified 'wait=no' in xinetd.d/tftp.  This should be 'wait=yes'.  This has been corrected in later
package versions.  If you change only that setting, will the problem go away?
Comment 2 Helge Deller 2001-03-01 11:09:02 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23923 ***

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