[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 133, Issue 24

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Fri Dec 27 09:09:59 CST 2013

Linux tftpd can be tricky.  Some distributions ship bad implementations.

RHEL comes with a working one by default.  The RHEL tftpd is called 
"tftpd-hpa" in debian.

On 12/27/2013 07:33 AM, Fred wrote:
> From:	IN%"rescue at sunhelp.org" 26-DEC-2013 13:00:31.02
> To:	IN%"rescue at sunhelp.org"
> CC:	
> Subj:	rescue Digest, Vol 133, Issue 24
> Replying to everyone in one fell swoop.
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 23:48:32 -0500 (EST)
>> From: Mouse <mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG>
>> errno 72 is EBADRPC on my NetBSD machines.  My impression is that errno
>> values are fairly consistent across all the Unices; if you have another
>> machine running the same version it might be worth checking to see if
>> that's what it is there.  EBADRPC is rather uninformative, but does
>> lead me to ask - you say you captured the whole exchange; did the IPX
>> error out early (after just a few packets) or did it load the whole
>> thing and error out at the very end, or what?  If it really is a
>  From the capture, it looks like it didn't load anything and starting doing
> "retries" at the LOOKUP stage in the capture.  However, the NFS/TFTP/etc
> server was faithfully replying to those requests.  The SPARC probably wasn't
> understanding it.
> Now that I know where to look up the error numbers, I downloaded a chart and
> now have them for reference.
> On a lark, I created an OpenBSD/i386 VM and set up rarpd/bootparamd/tftpd and
> NFS, and wouldn't you know?  The bloody thing booted the ramdisk kernel.
> So it seems either OpenBSD (or sparc OpenBSD) does not like the Linux flavor
> of all the daemons needed to boot, or I had things configured incorrectly.
> Which to me is strange as I configured them the exact same way on OpenBSD and
> it worked.
>> Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:00:01 +0000
>> From: microcode at zoho.com
>> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] The IPX lives, kinda
>> Message-ID: <20131226060001.GA26545 at zoho.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>> Presuming the OP has downloaded all the necessary files and made them
>> available in the correct path on his tftp server, he should ask on the
>> openbsd.misc mailing list.
> Due to the fact that I am now getting stray interrupts when activating the
> onboard NIC when booted into the ramdisk kernel, that is my next stop.
> Thanks all for the pointers.
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