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Bug 155462 - tftp-server needs to be able to serve on broadcast
Summary: tftp-server needs to be able to serve on broadcast
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tftp
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Maros Barabas
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-20 15:55 UTC by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-11-07 17:01:26 UTC
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Description Joshua Jensen 2005-04-20 15:55:09 UTC
Description of problem:

There doesn't appear to be a component to file a bug against tftp-server itself.

Other tftpd servers can... it would be nice if tftp-server was able to respond
to clients trying to tftp to the broadcast address.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL4, tftp-server-0.39-1

Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-04-20 20:46:48 UTC
Internal RFE bug #155495 entered; will be considered for future release.

Comment 3 Radek Vokal 2006-03-15 15:52:28 UTC
Sorry it took some time to respond. Can you please point me to servers which
support broadcast? How can I test broadcast reponses?

Comment 4 Joshua Jensen 2006-03-15 18:25:06 UTC
I believe atftp supports broadcast/multicast:

Comment 7 Joshua Jensen 2006-07-06 16:41:23 UTC
I have only had one request from one of my end users for this feature.  If this
never happens it won't hurt my feelings.  On the other hand, if it is time to
switch tftp servers anyway, so be it.

Comment 8 Jan Cholasta 2006-07-08 13:18:37 UTC
After a bit of research I doubt it's worth the effort to implement multicasting
(RFC2090 and/or PXE mtftp) in tftp, the code was created without multicasting in
mind and it would need complete rewrite of some parts of the code. Better use atftp.

Comment 10 Daniel Riek 2006-09-12 14:24:24 UTC
This can not be done in RHEL5 and 4.5. Although I agree that it should be done,
we have to move it to 4.6 as it has to happen in the RHEL5 stream first.

Comment 11 Joshua Jensen 2006-10-29 01:55:48 UTC
Come to think of it, this isn't that important

Comment 12 Joshua Jensen 2006-11-06 03:14:35 UTC
Feel free to close

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