Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461525
tftp server and tftp client do not support IPv6
Last modified: 2014-11-09 17:31:23 EST
Description of problem:
The tftp server and client package that Fedora distributes doesn't work with IPv6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit /etc/xinet.d/tftp, change flags = IPv4 to flags = IPv6
2. use "curl -6 tftp://serverhostname/filename" to download a file via IPv6
3. try tftp client, but there is no way to specify that IPv6 should be used
We should really upgrade, patch, or switch to a server/client for TFTP that supports IPv6.
The file /etc/xinet.d/tftp have to be modified for IPv6 usage:
server_args = -6 -s /var/lib/tftpboot
The tftp client distinguish IPv4/IPv6 via host specification.