Re: bootpd/tftpd bug
email@example.com (Ruud de Rooij) writes:
> Eduardo Marcel Macan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I looked at the bug database and it seems that noone reported
> > such thing before, maybe it can be in potato too. If so, I can file
> > a bug report (against netstd).
> By default, tftpd is set up to serve only files from /boot, which is
> also the default directory if a relative path is specified (this is
> documented in the manual page tftpd(8)). You can change this
> behaviour by editing the tftpd line in /etc/inetd.conf: change the
> occurrence of /boot to / .
More specifically, absolute path names have to start with on of the
arguments passed by bootp in /etc/inetd.conf. Relative pathnames are
tried with each of the arguments to tftp. This information is from
the man page.
tftpd on other platforms, like Solaris, take a single argument, and
chroot to that argument before serving files.