tail of tftp and location

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  1. coryjsanders

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    I want to tail the output of my tftp and see the same thing I do with a Pumpkin or similar. I've tried the tail -f /var/log/maillog command I've found here and it doesn't work. Also, my /tftpboot/ resides in my root directory. I thought it was supposed to be in /etc. The boys at PaloSanto told me it is important to have ownership of the files in /tftpboot/ set as asterisk. I did a chown asterisk:asterisk <filename>, and they showed intead of root root, asterisk asterisk, at one point, but they changed back!

    1. how do I tail the output of my tftp on my Elastix box
    2. any idea why the ownership changed on its own?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dicko

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    logs are generally in /var/log/

    maillog is for mail messages (co-incidentally)

    add -vv to the server arguments for the tftp server in /etc/xinet.d/tftp and the verbosity will be increased (-vvvvvvvvvv if you want, but that would be stupid) and be sent to /var/log/messages

    As long as the files in /tftpboot have read permission for asterisk than it's not a problem, I have no idea what process is changing it back. Check your cron jobs.

    What the hell has pumpkins to do with anything? :)
     
  3. coryjsanders

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    My Pumkin is a stinky old two-headed squash I use to transfer data back and forth. Scoop it out of head and dump it in another. What is up with this new site? It rocks! Thanks, guys.
     
  4. coryjsanders

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    dicko. Help me out. Below is what is in tftp. To get to my /tftpboot/ I type cd /tftpboot My /tftpboot/ is in root When I type tail-f /var/log I get tail: error reading `/var/log/': Is a directory
    tail: /var/log/: cannot follow end of this type of file; giving up on this name
    tail: no files remaining

    socket_type = dgram
    protocol = udp
    wait = yes
    user = root
    server = /usr/sbin/in.tftpd
    server_args = -svv /tftpboot
    disable = no
    per_source = 11
    cps = 100 2
    flags = IPv4
     
  5. dicko

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    indeed, that directory is where most logs are

    ls -lasrt /var/log

    and

    tail /var/log/secure

    tail -f /var/log/messages

    (-f to follow, ctrl-c to stop that)

    cat /var/log/maillog|grep -i spam


    tail /var/log/httpd/ssl_error_log

    etc. for the individual files

    TFTPD:



    server_args = -s -c -vv /tftpboot

    ( -s so it serves, not -w but -vv (two v's) for being a little verbose, -c so the phones can write (create) to an existing directory (be careful there) and /tftpboot the directory you will serve files out of)

    and a /etc/init.d/xinit restart

    for shits and grins.

    dicko
     

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