Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 464096
[RFE] Please add support for IPv6 to tftp
Last modified: 2014-11-09 17:31:24 EST
Description of problem:
The tftp server and client package that RHEL 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
*** Bug 474706 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> -
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Enable IPv6 support in tftp client/server
b. Feature Description
Add IPv6 support to tftp client and server packages.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Common Code
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Package - Feature from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: tftp-hpa - Hosted at:
3. Business Case
tftp is one of the component that is required to enable network boot/install. IPv6 support in tftp
is required for network boot/install in a IPv6 only network environment.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Mike Wortman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-838-8582
Sridhar Samudrala, email@example.com
Larry Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org
The bug duplicates #464096 and the implementation of IPv6 is currently in F-9.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 464096 ***
The implementation is in Fedora.
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tftp has now been rebased to version 0.49. This applies several upstream feature updates and bug fixes, including support IPv6.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2009-07-20 01:48 EDT-------
As per IBM internal comments#8, #9 & #12, TFTP over IPv6 has no issues on both SystemX & ppc.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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