[syslinux] tftp-hpa versus atftpd

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri May 28 17:30:54 PDT 2004

Carlos Carvalho wrote:
> I won't use atftpd because it can only be started from inetd.
> BTW, is there a reason to run tftpd as root? I know that the daemon
> forks and abandons privileges to service a request, but I didn't find
> a reason for it not to do it permanently. I patch it to run as nobody
> after binding to the port.

It needs to start as root if you want it to be able to chroot().


More information about the Syslinux mailing list