Subject: Re: tftpd wierdness
To: Edwin Foo <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/26/2000 09:05:51
At 11:53 AM 5/26/2021 -0400, Edwin Foo wrote:
>I'm trying to netboot a CATS board from a -current i386 box. dhcpd works
>fine, but when the board tries to tftp the kernel, the connection just times
>out. The funny thing is that the i386 box does respond correctly, but only
>after a long time.
>I'm wondering if it's because tftpd is listening/responding on the wrong
>interface - the i386 box's main ethernet card is fxp0, but the CATS board is
>on another network, which the boot server is connected to via de0.
>Unfortunately, there's no flag for tftpd like there is for dhcpd that forces
>it to listen to de0. Am I coming to the wrong conclusion about the cause of
>this? Any help would be appreciated.

you might want to specify next-server and give it the address of de0.
dhcpd might be trying to use fxp0's address.

a tcpdump -s 600 -i de0 udp port bootps would be useful.
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