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TFTP open timeout

TFTP open timeout

I am receiving the above error when I try to pxe boot by target blade server. I am getting an ip address assigned from the DHCP service on the ICE/SIM server but it stops at the TFTP open timeout line

Any clues
6 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: TFTP open timeout

Are you running a TFTP server on the system
it's trying to talk to?

Re: TFTP open timeout

no. I have never received a tftp open timeout error on any of the blades systems I have deployed or registered to ICE in the past. This is the first
Justin_99
Valued Contributor

Re: TFTP open timeout

We were getting tftp timeouts, along with extremely slow loads of initrd when using tftp to kickstart systems. After several tweaks we ended up with the server_args line below in the /etc/xinetd.d/tftp Now we have now timeouts and the kernel/initrd gets passed to the system in just a second or two.
Justin_99
Valued Contributor

Re: TFTP open timeout

Oops forgot to add the config. Watch wrap on some lines.

service tftp
{
socket_type = dgram
protocol = udp
wait = yes
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/in.tftpd
server_args = -vv -t 300 -T 15000 -B 1468 -s /tftpboot
disable = no
}
Rigoberto Corujo
Frequent Advisor

Re: TFTP open timeout

Hello Mario,

Some things to check are:

1) Does your dhcpd.conf file point to a valid TFTP boot server?

2) Does the firewall have the tftp port open?

3) If you're CMS is running SuSE, you may want to try "service atftpd start".

Rigoberto

Re: TFTP open timeout

Thank you all for the responses. This may sound silly. Apparently the TFTP service on the CMS server was not starting up. After a couple of reboots it worked.

Thank you