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TFTP-PROXY(8)           OpenBSD System Manager's Manual          TFTP-PROXY(8)

NAME
     tftp-proxy - Internet Trivial File Transfer Protocol proxy

SYNOPSIS
     tftp-proxy [-v] [-w transwait]

DESCRIPTION
     tftp-proxy is a proxy for the Internet Trivial File Transfer Protocol in-
     voked by the inetd(8) internet server.  TFTP connections should be redi-
     rected to the proxy using the pf(4) rdr command, after which the proxy
     connects to the server on behalf of the client.

     The proxy establishes a pf(4) rdr rule using the anchor facility to
     rewrite packets between the client and the server.  Once the rule is es-
     tablished, tftp-proxy forwards the initial request from the client to the
     server to begin the transfer.  After transwait seconds, the pf(4) NAT
     state is assumed to have been established and the rdr rule is deleted and
     the program exits.  Once the transfer between the client and the server
     is completed, the NAT state will naturally expire.

     Assuming the TFTP command request is from $client to $server, the proxy
     connected to the server using the $proxy source address, and $port is ne-
     gotiated, tftp-proxy adds the following rule to the anchor:

           rdr proto udp from $server to $proxy port $port -> $client

     The options are as follows:

     -v      Log the connection and request information to syslogd(8).

     -w transwait
             Number of seconds to wait for the data transmission to begin be-
             fore removing the pf(4) rdr rule.  The default is 2 seconds.

CONFIGURATION
     To make use of the proxy, pf.conf(5) needs the following rules.  The an-
     chors are mandatory.  Adjust the rules as needed for your configuration.

     In the NAT section:

           nat on $ext_if from $int_if -> ($ext_if:0)

           no nat on $ext_if to port tftp

           rdr-anchor "tftp-proxy/*"
           rdr on $int_if proto udp from $lan to any port tftp -> \
               127.0.0.1 port 6969

     In the filter section, an anchor must be added to hold the pass rules:

           anchor "tftp-proxy/*"

     inetd(8) must be configured to spawn the proxy on the port that packets
     are being forwarded to by pf(4).  An example inetd.conf(5) entry follows:

           127.0.0.1:6969  dgram   udp     wait    root \
                   /usr/libexec/tftp-proxy tftp-proxy

SEE ALSO
     tftp(1), pf(4), pf.conf(5), ftp-proxy(8), inetd(8), syslogd(8), tftpd(8)

CAVEATS
     tftp-proxy chroots to /var/empty and changes to user ``proxy'' to drop
     privileges.

OpenBSD 3.9                    November 28, 2005                             1

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | CONFIGURATION | SEE ALSO | CAVEATS

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