[syslinux] Re: Tftp problems with ARC firmware

Stephen P. Becker geoman at gentoo.org
Sat Feb 18 07:55:12 PST 2006

Ralf Baechle wrote:
> I'd like to point those who you need to use these crude workarounds:
>   echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc
>   echo 4096 32767 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
> at a new version of tftp-hpa which solves the PMTU problem by disabling it
> only for the tftp client and introduces a new -R begin:end option which
> allows to limit the port number range.  The changes are about to become
> available in the tftp-hpa git repository at
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/scm/network/tftp/tftp-hpa.git; see also
> http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/ARC#tftp-hpa.  Please send test reports to
> syslinux at zytor.com and linux-mips at linux-mips.org.
>   Ralf

I just (finally) got around to testing this (version 0.42), and I still 
need to set ip_no_pmtu_disc to 1 to netboot.  Is this working for anybody?


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