#5 tftp problem ?


I am having a small drama with the tftp side of things (I think). I am rather new
to ltsp and have been casually using linux for 3 years.

*RedHat 7.3
*dhcp works (can check using netstat)
*can 'tail -f /var/log/messages' and watch server assign ip address to
workstation 1
*'Me' displays as, 'Server' displays as,
'Gateway' displays as (all on workstation)
*Loading (same as kernel file in
/tftpboot/lts directory)
*Worksataion sits there displaying last message and occasionally adds a ..
* last few entrys in '/var/log/messages' shows:-

Sep 9 22:25:01 server dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:20:18:2d:06:38 via
Sep 9 22:25:01 server dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on to
00:20:18:2d:06:38 via eth0
Sep 9 22:25:01 server dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from
00:20:18:2d:06:38 via eth0
Sep 9 22:25:01 server dhcpd: DHCPACK on to
00:20:18:2d:06:38 via eth0

I have installed latest tftp rpm from RedHat site using 'rpm -ivf
filename.i386.rpm' and server replies 'package already installed'. Package
does not show up in service-conf (under Xwindow control panel) nor in

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Brendan Henderson


  • Greg Meinert
    Greg Meinert

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    Don't know if you've given up on this by now or solved it on
    your own, but what you need to do after you've installed the
    tftpd RPM is to go and enable the service.

    To do this, you'll need to edit (vi) the file /etc/xinitd.d/tftp and
    look for the line that says something like

    disabled = yes

    and have it read

    disabled = no

    Save the file, then simply restart the xinitd service.
    (/sbin/service xinitd restart).

    This should get things going. If you still have trouble, be sure
    to check your firewall configuration. Remember that TFTP
    runs on UDP port 69.

    It may also help to simply disable your firewall while testing
    the solution (off of the main network, of course) just to rule
    out that factor.

    Hope this helps...

    - Greg