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I'm trying to get MAAS up and running, and I've installed the control node without maas-dhcp or maas-dns since I already have another DHCP server. I've set up the next-server attribute in my DHCP config to point to the MAAS control node, and the filename to "pxelinux.0". The setup is working with another tftp controller (Foreman).

When I pxe boot a client to try and enlist it in MAAS, it sees the DHCP server and gets the MAAS controller address, but times out looking for a tftp server. I've checked mass-pserv logs and it doesn't show any attempted connections. I've also attempted to connect from another machine with tftp connect *maas-address* but it gives me a unknown host error. I think the mass tftp server is not accepting connections or not running, but I'm not sure why.

Does maas-dhcp and maas-dns need to be installed for python twisted tftp to work?

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No you don't need maas-dhcp or maas-dns installed in this scenario. If you tftp from somewhere else manually to your MAAS cluster controller, does it connect? Are there any errors in the /var/log/maas/pserv.log file? Can you see the pserv process running? It contains the TFTP server for maas. – bigjools Sep 16 '13 at 23:32
@bigjools As I mentioned in the post, pserv is both running and its log contains no connection or error messages. I'm starting to think that this may be because I'm using a non-standard (i.e. not eth0) interface as my primary (eth3). Possibly related to this bug – user187595 Sep 17 '13 at 4:40
@user187595 An idea I had is you could try running tcpdump on the interface and see if the request is even getting to the machine (and if so, how far the connection goes). – Azendale Oct 28 '13 at 0:00

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