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Installing a tftp server (tftpd) on a gentoo host

These are the steps to take to install a tftp server on to a host with a gentoo distro.

Install the BSD hpa-tftpd server:

emerge net-ftp/tftp-hpa

Alter the config file with the correct root dir, and put it in a chroot jail.

vim /etc/conf.d/in.tftpd
	INTFTPD_OPTS="-R 4096:32767 -s /tftpboot/"

Create the tftp directory:

mkdir /tftpboot

Start the tftp deamon

/etc/init.d/in.tftpd start

Set the deamon to start automaticly each time the host boots up.

rc-update add in.tftpd default