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tftp (24) Versions 4.0.0

Installs/Configures tftpd

cookbook 'tftp', '= 4.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'tftp', '= 4.0.0'
knife supermarket install tftp
knife supermarket download tftp
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tftp Cookbook

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Configures the Trivial File Transfer Protocol server tftpd. This cookbook may be used in conjunction with the pxe_dust to create PXE-bootable Ubuntu installs.


This cookbook is maintained by the Sous Chefs. The Sous Chefs are a community of Chef cookbook maintainers working together to maintain important cookbooks. If you’d like to know more please visit or come chat with us on the Chef Community Slack in #sous-chefs.



  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle


  • Chef 12.1+



The default recipe passes through to the server recipe.


The node will install and use the tftpd application to provide files via tftp. Typically those nodes will be requesting images via PXE and configured from their BIOS as clients, so there is not a client recipe yet.


Nodes using the tftp::server recipe will provide tftp access to whatever files are in their ['tftp']['directory'].


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tftp Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the tftp cookbook.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog,
and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

4.0.0 (2020-11-13)


  • Sous Chefs Adoption
  • Update Changelog to Sous Chefs
  • Update to use Sous Chefs GH workflow
  • Update README to sous-chefs
  • Update metadata.rb to Sous Chefs
  • Update test-kitchen to Sous Chefs
  • Switch CentOS/Fedora to use systemd unit instead of xinetd


  • MDL Fixes
  • Yamllint fixes


  • Add Ubuntu 20.04 testing
  • Add CentOS 8 testing


  • Remove EL6 testing

3.0.1 (2017-06-28)

  • Test with Local Delivery instead of Rake
  • Update apache2 license string to be a SPDX compliant string
  • Move the template out of the default dir since Chef 12 does not require this
  • Support Amazon Linux on Chef 13 and add amazon linux to the metadata
  • Avoid deprecation warning in the Chefspecs

3.0.0 (2016-09-16)

  • Switch to kitchen-dokken for testing in Travis
  • Replace serverspec tests with inspec
  • Add chef_version metadata
  • Clean up service commands
  • Require Chef 12.1A
  • Use multipackage installs to speed up chef runs

v2.0.0 (2016-05-20)

  • Completely refactored to use the xinetd cookbook and to allow all config variables to be passed in via a config hash. See the attributes file for the new defaults and usage.

v1.6.0 (2016-05-19)

  • Add a new attribute for controlling the user / group of tftp directories. Also properly set these to the defaults for RHEL/Fedora/Debian based systems

v1.5.0 (2016-05-18)

  • Add a new attribute for controlling the permissions on the tftp directory

v1.4.0 (2016-04-28)

  • Added support for RHEL 7 by installing xinetd on all RHEL systems to ensure it's present


  • Switch to platform family to support additional RHEL and Debian derivatives
  • Setup / Start the services after creating the dirs and templating the configs to prevent starting the service is a 1/2 working state and/or failures that would halt the chef run
  • Fix service starts/restarts on Ubuntu
  • Replace minitest testing with serverspec
  • Added gitignore and chefignore files
  • Added Test Kitchen config
  • Added Rubocop config
  • Added Travis config
  • Added Berksfile
  • Updated Testing and Contributing docs
  • Added maintainers.toml and files
  • Added Gemfile with development dependencies
  • Added Travis and cookbook version badges to the Readme
  • Expanded the requirements section in the Readme
  • Added a Rakefile for simplified testing
  • Added additional platforms to the metadata.rb
  • Added issues_url and source_url to the metadata.rb
  • Updated Opscode -> Chef Software
  • Added basic Chefspec converge test
  • Converted symbols to strings for Foodcritic
  • Resolved all Rubocop warnings
  • Add License file


  • [COOK-3297] - Improved support for customized settings for RedHat based systems, the default options were also corrected
  • Resolved xinetd restarting on every chef run


  • [COOK-1849] - Add RHEL support


  • [COOK-1536] - tftp service doesn't restart if down

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