[syslinux] in.tftpd not responding when listening on 255.255.255.255
pcaldes at attglobal.net
Tue Oct 26 15:52:24 PDT 2004
Are you sure the redhat firewall isn't getting in your way?
Run "iptables -vL" to see what your current rules are, if any.
Michael Martinez wrote:
>I've got in.tftpd configured on a Fedora Linux server. The service is
>configured to boot printersm and sun sparcs. The printers boot fine, but
>there's a problem with the sparcs.
>When the sparc sends an initial request for a file, in.tftpd forks a
>process to handle it. If I do a "netstat -pan | grep tftp" I see that
>this forked process is listening on local address 255.255.255.255:<high
>port number> and is connected to the sun sparc.
>However, the sparc fails to download the file, just hangs waiting. A
>tcpdump on the server shows that the server responds to the sparc with:
>"server udp port <high number port> unreachable"
>I'm assuming its unreachable because the in.tftpd process is listening on
>the 255.255.255.255 local address instead of the server's local address.
>How do I fix this or otherwise deal with it?
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