[CentOS] tftp times out

Thu Dec 28 19:55:59 UTC 2006
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

Mark Snyder wrote:
> tftp keeps timing out when I try to transfer files.  I intend to use 
> tftp with G4U to clone a standard workstation. I am testing it between 
> two Dell poweredge servers running CentOS 4.3.  "chkconfig --list 
> |grep tftp" shows tftp up and running on both boxes. When connected 
> "tftp>status" shows it is talking to the other box
> "tptp>trace" shows  "sent WRQ <file=slavelit, mode=netascii>" and ends 
> with Transfer timed out.
> I have tftp is being run under xinetd.
> I have modified /etc/xinetd.d/tftpd as follows:
> server_args       -p -c -U 002 -u install -s /tster
> I have setup a user install, set read/write privileges on /tster which 
> is owned by install
> Not sure what else I need to do to get this working, any suggestions 
> would be appreciated

Have you checked the usual culprits?  SELINUX or iptables?  Try 
disabling them one at a time and see if the bad behavior disappears.