Subject: bin/4219: tftpd has arbitrary limit on number of directories
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <cgd@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 10/03/1997 23:00:21
>Synopsis: tftpd has arbitrary limit on number of directories
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Fri Oct 3 16:05:08 1997
>Originator: Chris G. Demetriou
Kernel Hackers 'r' Us
>Release: NetBSD-current as of October 1, 1997
System: NetBSD brick.demetriou.com 1.2G NetBSD 1.2G (BRICK) #116: Wed Jul 16 14:03:06 PDT 1997 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BRICK i386
'tftpd' (when run without the -s flag) has an arbitrary limit (4)
on the number of directories from which files can be transferred.
This is a bug since no such limit is mentioned in the manual page,
and since there's no reason why such a limit is necessary.
run tftpd specifying more than 4 directories. For instance:
tftpd /bin /mnt /etc /usr /tmp
Note the "too many directories" error message in syslog.