TFTPD has adress troubles

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TFTPD has adress troubles

Post by bartman » Wed Jun 16, 2010 21:11


Did not saw this elsewhere in the forum, seems not so much use it.

I try to get a tftp server going up, gentoo show 3 but I choose the one in the sulfur proposal : tftpd-hpa.

changed the

etc/conf.d/in.tftpd to point to the existing dir /tftpboot/

but when I do a

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/etc/init.d/in.tftpd start

there is a "failed to start" that seems to be due to the

"cannot bind to local IPv4 socket: Address already in use"

in /var/log/messages.

I'm near to be crazy as I uninstall and reinstall it, and the other two.

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Re: TFTPD has adress troubles

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Sep 14, 2010 16:03

Not that I'm using TFTPD but is the following post any help to you: tftpd-hpa fails to start.?

Andrew Reid wrote:I ran into this recently -- it turned out that the non-hpa TFTP
had previously been installed on the machine, but even though it
had been removed and purged, there was still a tftp entry in
/etc/inetd.conf. Consequently, inetd was listening on the tftp
port, and prevented the tftp-hpa from starting.

I only found it by doing "netstat" -- because it's inetd
triggered, the "bad" tftp doesn't show up in the process list.
The fix, of course, is to just remove that line from

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