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I have a CentOS 7 system which uses systemd, and I want to start a tftp server. I'm confused about the right way to do this. I've seen some posts that say install xinetd and launch it from there (like pre-systemd), and other posts that say enable tftp.socket

Is xinetd just a bridge to systemctl socket which will eventually go away?

If so, where would I place my tftp configuration settings (since the xinetd tftp file would not be used)

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No, is not a bridge to systemctl, it's just the traditional daemon. So you can choose whether you start tftp with xinetd or with systemd socket.

Nice explanation on systemd blog: http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/inetd.html.

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