tftpd and ignite-ux

Woo Kim Chye
Occasional Advisor

tftpd and ignite-ux

I have a few xyplex terminals that use bootp protocol to get IP address from a A500 workstation. The bootp works fine and the xyplex terminals able to get the IP addr from the workstation upon boot up.
However, after I have installed "Ignite-UX-11-00 B.3.3.116", the xyplex cannot get the IP from the workstation. After checking the inetd.conf, I found that the the ignite directory has been added to the tftpd as shown below:
tftp dgram udp wait root /usr/lbin/tftpd tftpd /opt/ignite /var/opt/ignite

When I do a ps -ef | grep tftpd, the tftpd daemon will run the the option "/opt/ignite /var/opt/ignite".
The workstation is previously installed with the older version of Ignite-UX, "Ignite-UX-11-00 B.2.6.358".

After commenting the line /opt/ignite and /var/opt/ignite, the xyplex is able to get the IP using bootp.

Does anyone have any idea on this issue.
Sridhar Bhaskarla
Honored Contributor

Re: tftpd and ignite-ux


Try adding the path /home/tftpdir(or the directory you specified for tftp to download your xyplex code ) to tftp line in /etc/inetd.conf and try.
tftp dgram udp wait root /usr/lbin/tftpd tftpd /home/tftpdir /opt/ignite /var/opt/ignite

and restart inetd.

If no path is specified in /etc/inetd.conf for tftpd, tftp will download from it's home directory that is mentioned in /etc/passwd file.


tftp usually downloads the files from it's home directory if no path is specified in inetd.conf.

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