TFTP issues, but fixable...?



  • Hey guys,

    I have a normal FOG build on a Ubuntu 12.04. It works AMAZING… until I reboot the Ubuntu box. I then get a TFTP Timeout… This is easily fixable by reinstalling FOG over itself. But I would like to fix the underlying problem.

    Possible fixes?

    1. Permission issue in TFTP dirs?
    2. I uninstalled Acronis PXE and TFTP servers from my 2003 box. Rebooted it, but is there something lingering?
    3. FOG just doesn’t work well with Ubuntu 12.04 LTR? (I have performed 0 (ZERO) updates)

    Any ideas would be wonderful,
    Thanks in advance.



  • [quote=“astrouga, post: 8526, member: 907”]BTW, the solution ullawolf1 suggested works really well:

    "So tftpd-hpa starts “to early”. You can fix this by editing the /etc/rc.local and add the line

    [CODE]/bin/sleep 30 && /etc/init.d/tftpd-hpa restart[/CODE]

    to restart the daemon after 30 seconds."

    The thread is here:
    [U][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0060e0][url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/tftp-stops-on-reboot-after-install.488/#post-5353[/url][/COLOR][/SIZE][/U]

    [SIZE=2]astrouga[/SIZE][/quote]

    Just wanted to add that I needed this fix on clean install of Debian 7.5 and fog 1.1.0 to get the TFTP server talking to my clients.


  • Moderator

    I think the Linux community is abandoning UpStart altogether and instead going to use Systemd. I know Ubuntu had hesitation, believing Upstart was a better system, but this problem goes to show you it had its flaws


  • Moderator

    Funny to read this now. This is the reason I switched from using a Ubuntu server install to a plain Debian install. Overall I’ve still been happier with Debian, but good to know this was nothing I broke.



  • Glad it was helpful.



  • Brilliant!! I was facing restoring my aging Ubuntu 10.04 image. Thanks astrouga!:)


  • Moderator

    This is not really a FOG issue, it’s an Ubuntu 12.04 issue in how they start the daemons before the interface has an IP bound to it.


  • Senior Developer

    Has anyone in this thread found this issue with 0.33b? Maybe I can append/sed the command into the installation so nobody has to worry about this!



  • [quote=“astrouga, post: 8526, member: 907”]BTW, the solution ullawolf1 suggested works really well:

    "So tftpd-hpa starts “to early”. You can fix this by editing the /etc/rc.local and add the line

    [CODE]/bin/sleep 30 && /etc/init.d/tftpd-hpa restart[/CODE]

    to restart the daemon after 30 seconds."

    The thread is here:
    [U][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0060e0][url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/tftp-stops-on-reboot-after-install.488/#post-5353[/url][/COLOR][/SIZE][/U]

    [SIZE=2]astrouga[/SIZE][/quote]

    Perfect Solution!!! worked great for me also!!



  • This happens to us frequently. Create a launcher and set it to automatically run on after boot. Also, turning off the GUI seemed to help oddly.



  • [quote=“astrouga, post: 8526, member: 907”]BTW, the solution ullawolf1 suggested works really well:

    "So tftpd-hpa starts “to early”. You can fix this by editing the /etc/rc.local and add the line

    [CODE]/bin/sleep 30 && /etc/init.d/tftpd-hpa restart[/CODE]

    to restart the daemon after 30 seconds."

    The thread is here:
    [U][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0060e0][url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/tftp-stops-on-reboot-after-install.488/#post-5353[/url][/COLOR][/SIZE][/U]

    [SIZE=2]astrouga[/SIZE][/quote]

    Sweet - added that now so I don’t need to remember. I get so deep into these things, then months later I totally forget what I did in the first place ;) I had to come back here again to check!


  • Moderator

    When things calm down a bit at work I’ll update the wiki some more. I’m midstream of updating the Ubuntu install articles and adding info for more versions.



  • BTW, the solution ullawolf1 suggested works really well:

    "So tftpd-hpa starts “to early”. You can fix this by editing the /etc/rc.local and add the line

    [CODE]/bin/sleep 30 && /etc/init.d/tftpd-hpa restart[/CODE]

    to restart the daemon after 30 seconds."

    The thread is here:
    [U][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0060e0][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0060e0][url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/tftp-stops-on-reboot-after-install.488/#post-5353[/url][/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][/U]

    [SIZE=2]astrouga[/SIZE]



  • Where would you recommend it go in the wiki? Honestly, these days I come to the forums for assistance and never use the wiki.

    -astrouga



  • Did you try this and it didn’t work? That happened me too! But then I realised I am an imbecile and was typing: tftp-hpa instead of tftp[B]d[/B]-hpa!

    So 12 hours later, I re-read this, typed it properly and I am back in action again! OMG what a wasted 12 hours of my life that was… ugh :( I tried everything, even casting a spell on the machine ;)

    Thanks so much astrouga - I was ready to throw in the towel :) This would be really helpful in the wiki.



  • [quote=“Ivan, post: 3889, member: 1277”]astrouga,

    Thank You this fixed the problem[/quote]

    Glad to help!



  • astrouga,

    Thank You this fixed the problem



  • astrouga,

    Thanks SO much for looking into this. I really had to get a server going, so I reloaded with 10.04. I’ll try this next time I load a 12 box.

    Thanks again!



  • Type this in a terminal window:
    [code]
    sudo stop tftpd-hpa
    sudo start tftpd-hpa
    [/code]
    Then try. Did it work?

    Worked for me.

    –astrouga



  • [quote=“Robert Erbes, post: 3495, member: 827”]Hey guys,
    I have a normal FOG build on a Ubuntu 12.04. It works AMAZING… until I reboot the Ubuntu box. I then get a TFTP Timeout… This is easily fixable by reinstalling FOG over itself. But I would like to fix the underlying problem.
    [/quote]

    I can confirm this. I have the same issue on 12.04. I assume something is not being added to a startup script. I’ve been reinstalling my server daily, so I had forgotten all about this issue. I’ll see if I can nail it down though. If someone knows the solutions, please share.

    –astrouga


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