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Re: ITH: tftpd-hpa and tftpd servers default rootdirs

On Thu, 01 Jan 2004, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 11:07:47PM +0200, Jaakko Niemi wrote:
> >  I hereby announce my intentions to hijack tftp-hpa source
> >  package. I mailed the currently listed maintainer recently,
> >  but haven't heard back yet. 
> > 
> >  While preparing new version, I looked at the defaults and
> >  noticed that our various tftpd packages use most horrible
> >  defaults for the directory that tftpd serves out. atftpd
> >  defaults to /tftpboot, netkit-tftpd defaults to /boot 
> >  and current version of tftpd-hpa goes for /var/ftpd. 
> > 
> >  After thinking this a bit, I could only come up
> >  with /var/lib/tftp or /var/lib/tftproot. Comments?
> In my experience, /tftpboot is pretty standard for this sort of thing. 
> I certainly don't think it belongs under /var/lib...

 Standard according to what? Not FHS at least, and we don't have
 binaries in /etc either anymore. Could we get rid of the assumption
 that tftp is used only for booting other systems? There is no
 practical reason on this age anymore to keep it in / as we have
 enough disk space so that we don't need to symlink the kernel
 and base system images to another directory in root filesystem.

 Out of all over fourty tftpd installations that I've seen, only 
 two used /tftpboot and the operating systems were over decade
 old. As for other distributions, at least Mandrake and RH seem
 to ship with default being in /var/lib.


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