allowing tftpd to make pxe functional

eric magaoay ericm24x7 at
Wed May 9 19:38:16 UTC 2007

I'm currently testing the latest rawhide build (F7), and I need help in 
allowing tftpd traffic (for PXE functionality).
My previous work around solution was:
    setsebool -P tftpd_disable_trans=1
But this is no longer allow under rawhide (F7). I tried running 
system-config-selinux to search for any entry on tftp or tftpd, but  
found none. Any other suggestion/workaround without disabling selinux?

Here is the output from Selinux troubleshooter:

    SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/in.tftpd (tftpd_t) "search" to /

Detailed Description
    SELinux denied access requested by /usr/sbin/in.tftpd. It is not 
    that this access is required by /usr/sbin/in.tftpd and this access may
    signal an intrusion attempt. It is also possible that the specific 
    or configuration of the application is causing it to require additional

Allowing Access
    Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials.  You could try to
    restore the default system file context for /, restorecon -v / If 
this does
    not work, there is currently no automatic way to allow this access. 
    you can generate a local policy module to allow this access - see Or you can 
    SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not
    recommended. Please file a
    against this package.

Additional Information        

Source Context                user_u:system_r:tftpd_t
Target Context                system_u:object_r:rsync_data_t
Target Objects                / [ dir ]
Affected RPM Packages         tftp-server-0.42-4
                              [application]filesystem-2.4.6-1.fc7 [target]
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-2.6.1-1.fc7
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   plugins.catchall_file
Host Name                     fiji3
Platform                      Linux fiji3 2.6.21-1.3116.fc7 #1 SMP Thu 
Apr 26
                              10:17:55 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   20
First Seen                    Wed 09 May 2007 02:18:14 PM EDT
Last Seen                     Wed 09 May 2007 02:42:14 PM EDT
Local ID                      736e2428-de9a-469b-8b77-92bce3a8eacd
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

avc: denied { search } for comm="in.tftpd" dev=sda6 egid=0 euid=0
exe="/usr/sbin/in.tftpd" exit=-13 fsgid=0 fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0 name="/"
pid=3697 scontext=user_u:system_r:tftpd_t:s0 sgid=0
subj=user_u:system_r:tftpd_t:s0 suid=0 tclass=dir
tcontext=system_u:object_r:rsync_data_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0

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