[syslinux] tftp-hpa backport to openbsd tftpd

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Dec 26 12:48:32 PST 2002

julien Touche wrote:
> Hi
> I'm working on an update of the openbsd tftpd, mainly to support RFC
> 2349 (tsize option; and 2347-2348 too). In fact, i backport from
> tftp-hpa (which came from an old openbsd cvs).
> I know, i can use tftp-hpa but first it doesn't compile on openbsd,
> second, i hope the backport could be include in openbsd cvs ...
> does someone know a tftp client or a test to really know what is good or
> not ? it seems i have a transfert but not well ...
> when i test my modified tftpd, transfert goes well with linux tftp
> (which is tftp-hpa if i mislead not)  client, windows one or openbsd
> one. But when, i try with my 3com PXE boot rom, it seems it can't
> connect to tftp.
> I don't know how to test tsize option. ideas ?

You could try booting a PXELINUX client off your TFTP server.  That's 
one is pretty obvious, but rather clumsy if you don't have such a 
machine on hand; I actually don't have any other tests on hand 

It would also be very interesting to know what modifications I would 
need to add to tftp-hpa to make it compile on OpenBSD, so please send me 
your changes.


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