[K12OSN] TFTP issue

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Fri Apr 27 20:45:58 UTC 2007

Kemp, Levi wrote:
> I am having a weird issue with TFTP. I want to first ask, even though
> I'm pretty sure, if TFTP is needed for LTSP. Like I said I'm pretty sure
> it is. My boss and I have been working on setting up a Linux box with an
> SMTP Virus Scanner (replacing Symantec) in front of our Exchange server
> (I'll get that box too someday :-) ) and needed to make changes to our
> firewall. Well our firewall apparently uses TFTP to make changes and so
> he needed to install a TFTP Server program on his pc to do so(apparently
> he doesn't make changes often). Well it is saying there is already a
> TFTP server in the network. "Lights On!", My K12LTSP Server?, is what
> I'm thinking. So I've disconnected it and we are about to see it that is
> it. Should it even be showing up on the rest of the network? I thought
> it was just for the clients? Thoughts?

K12ltsp does have a tftp server and it is needed to boot clients, but it 
doesn't send anything unless specifically asked.  There should be no 
problem having any number of tftp servers on the same network.  DHCP is 
the only service with that problem because it has to respond to broadcasts.

   Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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