tftp server test fail

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by papunizer, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. papunizer

    papunizer New Member

    Hi,

    I'm stuck at the tftp server test. I'm clueless on what to do to solve this. Can someone advise me on how to solve this?

    [root@imageserver root]# cat /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
    # default: off
    # description: The tftp server serves files using the trivial file transfer
    # protocol. The tftp protocol is often used to boot diskless
    # workstations, download configuration files to network-aware printers,
    # and to start the installation process for some operating systems.
    service tftp
    {
    socket_type = dgram
    protocol = udp
    wait = yes
    user = root
    server = /usr/sbin/in.tftpd
    server_args = -s y -r blksize
    disable = no
    }
    [root@imageserver root]# tftp
    tftp> connect
    (to) localhost
    tftp> status
    Connected to localhost.localdomain.
    Mode: netascii Verbose: off Tracing: off
    Rexmt-interval: 5 seconds, Max-timeout: 25 seconds
    tftp> quit
    [root@imageserver root]# si_mkbootserver
    This script may modify the following files:
    /etc/services
    /etc/inetd.conf
    /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
    You should already have a kernel and ramdisk to use.
    Do you wish to continue (y/[n])? y
    Ok, continuing...
    Where should tftpd serve files from ([/tftpboot]? y
    Checking for a tftp server... found.
    Checking if tftp server is H. Peter Anvin's tftp server... yup - right on!
    Checking for a running inetd... Not found.
    Checking for a running xinetd... 3864.
    Looking for update-inetd... not found.
    /etc/xinetd.d/tftp does not already exist, so not backing it up.
    Sending SIGUSR2 to xinetd...
    done.
    Looking for a tftp client... found.
    Checking for loopback interface... up.
    Does tftp server work... no.
    I couldn't tftp a test file from localhost
    tftp server test failed.
    [root@imageserver root]#
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Did you run this as root?
    Please post the output of
    Code:
    ls -la /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
     
  3. papunizer

    papunizer New Member

    I tried creating a file in the /tftpboot directory to test a tftp transfer but it didnt work and now si_mkbootserver gives another output which also fails the test. By the way, i'm running on Red Hat 9. Please Advise.

    [root@imageserver root]# ls -la /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 606 Feb 9 10:19 /etc/xinetd.d/tftp

    [root@imageserver root]# si_mkbootserver
    This script may modify the following files:
    /etc/services
    /etc/inetd.conf
    /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
    You should already have a kernel and ramdisk to use.
    Do you wish to continue (y/[n])? y
    Ok, continuing...
    Where should tftpd serve files from ([/tftpboot]? y
    Checking for a tftp server... found.
    Checking if tftp server is H. Peter Anvin's tftp server... yup - right on!
    Checking for a running inetd... Not found.
    Checking for a running xinetd... 3869.
    Looking for update-inetd... not found.
    /etc/xinetd.d/tftp does not already exist, so not backing it up.
    Sending SIGUSR2 to xinetd...
    done.
    Looking for a tftp client... found.
    Checking for loopback interface... up.
    Does tftp server work... couldn't tell.
    Unable to come up with an unused filename
    tftp server test failed.
     
  4. papunizer

    papunizer New Member

    yup i ran it as root...
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Please post the output of
    Code:
    netstat -tap
     
  6. papunizer

    papunizer New Member

    forgot to mention that i'm running on red hat 9


    [root@imageserver root]# netstat -tap
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
    PID/Program name
    tcp 0 0 *:32768 *:* LISTEN
    3756/
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32769 *:* LISTEN
    3877/xinetd
    tcp 0 0 *:rsync *:* LISTEN
    3794/rsync
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdoma:783 *:* LISTEN
    3927/spamd -d -c -a
    tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN
    3737/
    tcp 0 0 *:x11 *:* LISTEN
    4180/X
    tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN
    3862/sshd
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdoma:ipp *:* LISTEN
    4535/cupsd
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdom:smtp *:* LISTEN
    3903/
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48970 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48971 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48968 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48969 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48962 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48963 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48960 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48961 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48966 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48967 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48964 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:48965 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
    -
    [root@imageserver root]#
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    I don't see FTP running. Maybe that causes your problem.
     
  8. papunizer

    papunizer New Member

    i started the ftp service but it still says the same thing.. anything else i could try? please advise...
     
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    What exactly did you do to start FTP?
     
  10. crichell

    crichell New Member

    I'm having the same problem:

    Code:
    sudo mkbootserver
    This script may modify the following files:
    /etc/services
    /etc/inetd.conf
    /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
    You should already have a kernel and ramdisk to use.
    Do you wish to continue (y/[n])? y
    Ok, continuing...
    Where should tftpd serve files from ([/tftpboot]?
    Checking for a tftp server... found.
    Checking if tftp server is H. Peter Anvin's tftp server... yup - right on!
    Checking for a running inetd...  3687.
    Checking for a running xinetd... Not found.
    Looking for update-inetd... found.
    Updating inetd.conf... done.
    Sending a SIGHUP to inetd (pid  3687)... done.
    Looking for a tftp client... found.
    Checking for loopback interface... up.
    [B]Does tftp server work... no.
    I couldn't tftp a test file from localhost
    tftp server test failed.[/B]
    Code:
    sudo netstat -tap
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State PID/Program name
    tcp        0      0 *:rsync                 *:*                     LISTEN     3719/rsync
    tcp        0      0 *:ftp                   *:*                     LISTEN     3687/inetd
    tcp6       0      0 *:rsync                 *:*                     LISTEN     3719/rsync
    tcp6       0      0 *:ssh                   *:*                     LISTEN     3713/sshd
    tcp6       0      0 ::ffff:10.120.150.2:ssh ::ffff:10.120.150:39732 ESTABLISHED3839/sshd: imaging
    
    Running Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
    SystemImager 3.2.3-3

    Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Is /sbin/mkbootserver a plain text file? Can you search for the area that contains the string I couldn't tftp a test file from localhost? Does it look like this?

    Code:
        diff "./`basename $TMPFILE`" "$TMPFILE" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
        if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
            echo "no."
            echo "I couldn't tftp a test file from localhost"
            rm -f $TMPFILE
            return 1
        fi
     
  12. crichell

    crichell New Member

    Yes it does - is Ubuntu located at /usr/sbin/mkbootserver

    Code:
        diff "./`basename $TMPFILE`" "$TMPFILE" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
        if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
    	echo "no."
    	echo "I couldn't tftp a test file from localhost"
    	rm -f $TMPFILE
    	return 1
        fi
     
  13. crichell

    crichell New Member

    the problem was fixed by:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2
    Reboot, run script and it's cool
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2006
  14. bond_fedora

    bond_fedora New Member

    Hi, I having exactly the same issue, that is tftp server is running in my case but I am unable to run the configuration script. Please help me with the solution if one exists. Thank you
     
  15. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in the logs?
     
  16. jscan1

    jscan1 New Member

    I am having the same issue here.
    What logs do i check?
    (newbie!)
     
  17. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    The log files are in /var/log. I'd check all log files there.
     

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