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Re: bin/49868: tftpd(8) doesn't play well with clients that return acknowledgements to the broadcast address
The following reply was made to PR bin/49868; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost (Michael van Elst)
Subject: Re: bin/49868: tftpd(8) doesn't play well with clients that return acknowledgements to the broadcast address
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:02:32 +0000 (UTC)
jnemeth%cue.bc.ca@localhost (John Nemeth) writes:
> I would say the bug is that tftpd responds to broadcast at
>all. What happens if you have more then one tftpd on a network
RFC1123 explicitely says that TFTP requests direct to a
broadcast address SHOULD be silently ignored.
This means that TFTP on a broadcast address might be useful in
some cases, but you should understand the full implications of
using TFTP this way.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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