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Bug 53763 - tftp client fails to PUT
tftp client fails to PUT
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tftp (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-17 18:57 EDT by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-25 10:28:38 EDT
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Description Kjetil T. Homme 2001-09-17 18:57:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7 i686)

Description of problem:
tftp would get an ACK from my Cisco router, but drop out of the
loop before it sent any data.  The problem is the size variable,
which is the size of the WRQ during firsttrip, not how many
octets were read from file.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start tftp
2. Connect to Cisco 677i router
3. put some file

Additional info:

I fixed it by setting size = SEGSIZE when firsttrip in

                if (firsttrip) {
                        firsttrip = 0;
+                       size = SEGSIZE;
                else {
                        amount += size;

(I really can't understand how this bug could live this long, it must be
something about the tftp server people usually talk to.)
Comment 1 neal nuckolls 2001-10-05 18:04:13 EDT
> I really can't understand how this bug could live this long

I think netkit must not have any MAINTAINERS.

I just wasted a day tracking this bug in the netkit-0.17 tftp.c
sendfile() down.
The /usr/bin/tftp in RedHat 7.1 is plain broken.
The rh7.1 tftp comes from the netkit-tftp-0.17 package, not the 
gnu inetutils package.  Diffing the two leads me to believe that
the netkit tftp was derived from a previous version of gnu inetutils 
or they had a common ancestor.  The netkit tftp has lots of extra
cruft, some of which comes from a person who does not understand
the C language very well.  This person must never have tested his
tftp.c sendfile() change because it could never have worked.
The behavior is to send the WRQ (send file) request, get the ack,
then exit, never sending any data.         

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2001-12-18 17:06:44 EST
The setsegsize patch is in the RHL 7.2 tftp, I believe. Please give it a try.

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