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Date:      Fri, 13 Apr 2001 00:52:37 +0200 (West-Europa (zomertijd))
From:      Rogier Steehouder <r.j.steehouder@student.utwente.nl>
To:        Kondie <kondwani@malawi.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD-Questions Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: TFTP configuration
Message-ID:  <Pine.WNT.4.33.0104130048590.-16597663-100000@rhosgobel>
In-Reply-To: <000101c0c3de$bfdb4bf0$0aa994d0@one.malawi.net>

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Mail from Kondie, sent 13-04-2001:

> Hello,
>
> I am trying to configure tftpd on FreeBSD 4.0. I call tftp in inetd.conf
> with:
>
> tftp    dgram   udp     wait    nobody  /usr/libexec/tftpd      tftpd -l -s
> /kondie /tftpboot
>
> I have placed a file smtp.sh in the directory /kondie. When I try to tftp
> localhost, it is timing out as:
> $ tftp localhost
> tftp> put smtp.sh
> Transfer timed out.
>
> tftp>
>
> The log shows:
>
> chroot: /kondie: Operation not permitted.

I tried tftp from a cisco router a while ago. I found in the man-pages
somewhere that tftpd will not allow creation of files, so to transfer a
file to the server, you must overwrite an existing one. Even if you allow
write permission on the directory, the server will not allow file
creation, but it will allow overwriting.

with kind regards, Rogier Steehouder

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