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Short Description
Simple TFTP container that serves a iPXE image by default. The iPXE is built automatically.
Full Description

This is a really simple container that will expose its port 69/udp with a TFTP server listening on it.

What is it?

The TFTP server will load the files located at the container's directory /var/lib/tftpboot, which is by default created as a volume.

By default, there is a file available named pxelinux.0, which is an iPXE image built with a embedded script, making it to "chainload" to a HTTP server. The hostname of the HTTP server to contact can be specified when the container is run, passing the environment variable "HTTP_SERVER".

Also, if you don't want to use this default image but other files instead, you can specify any host directory to be mounted on the container, using the option '-v', which bind mounts a volume to the container.

How to use it?

A practical example is the following:

docker run --name tftp -e HTTP_SERVER=example.com -d ungleich/ungleich-tftp

If any host contacts this TFTP server, it will then be forwarded to "example.com" immediatly after booting the iPXE image.

You can also use any file(s) you want, rather than the default image:

docker run --name tftp -v /some/path/to/share:/var/lib/tftpboot -d ungleich/ungleich-tftp

Caveats

  1. Default value for HTTP_SERVER is http-server
  2. By default, when your host contacts to the HTTP server, it will try to download the file pxelinux.0. This might be improved soon, so the filename can also be specified.
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