Redhat 7.0 xinet/tftpd/bootpd with RTEMS - works

Aaron J. Grier aaron at
Fri Feb 2 21:56:45 UTC 2001

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 08:56:58AM -0600, Eric Norum wrote:

> The fix is simple -- make /usr/sbin/in.tftpd setuid-root.
> I had a look at the TFTP daemon source.  The daemon is designed to
> operate setuid-root.  It relinquishes root privileges as soon as the
> chroot has been done.

an alternative to setuid is to change the user in.tftpd is run as in
inetd.conf...  (or whatever it's called in redhat 7.)

  Aaron J. Grier   |    Frye Electronics, Tigard, OR   |   aaron at

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