[K12OSN] clients not getting TFTP

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Jun 1 19:40:11 UTC 2006

Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 18:52 +0800, Gavin Chester wrote:
>> On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 12:12 +0200, Andy Rabagliati wrote:
>>> On Thu, 01 Jun 2006, Gavin Chester wrote:
>>>> Setup:
>>>> New install of 4.4.1 with Compaq Deskpro PII clients with PXE 2.0 (BIOS
>>>> updated)
>>>> I had one of these clients booting before after it had BIOS update.  Not
>>>> sure what has happened to change that but now that client and others
>>>> won't start, they report TFTP open timeout.
>>>> Any pointers as to where to look for this TFTP problem?  Thanks.
>>> tftpd has a -v option, which you can supply more than once.
>>> For debian-flavored distros, you would add this to /etc/inetd.
>>> For Redhattish distros, put it in /etc/xinetd.d/tftp.
>>> Then check system logs (/var/log/messages perhaps, or daemon.log)
>>> for error messages.
>>> Cheers,    Andy!
>> Thanks, Andy I'll give that a try, see what it can tell me and report
>> back :-)
> Okay, I wasn't sure whether I invoked the '-v' option correctly, but I
> guessed at putting it in both of the files '/etc/xinetd.d/tftp'
> and /etc/xinetd.d/tftp.k12ltsp.rpmsave' by adding a 'v' to the line
> thus:
> "server_args		= -sv /tftpboot"
> 			    ^

I believe that should be:

	server_args = -v -s /tftpboot

I also believe you need to re-load xinetd for this to take affect:

	/sbin/service xinetd reload


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