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Old 06-04-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
shai333
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TFTP server question


Hi,
quick question:

I've installed tftpd-hpa from the Ubuntu software center, but I don't know how to actually use it.

I tried running it from the terminal, but it says there is no such command...

Anyone?

TIA
 
Old 06-04-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Here is some old documentation. I assume that if you installed it through the software center that it would be automatically configured etc. Make sure that xineted is running.
http://www.davidsudjiman.info/2006/0...tpd-in-ubuntu/
http://blog.tuxcoder.com/2008/06/con...in-ubuntu.html

In a nutshell tftp is a simplified version of ftp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivial...nsfer_Protocol
 
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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tftp is the command to access a server. See man pages tftp.

It was originally used to transfer small files of little importance. Later it became more widely used to remote boot machines. It is an easy to transfer a mini os to a pxe booted computer.

Still used to move some network firmware and config files.

With the work done on gpxe tftp is rather useless except in legacy deals.

What do you want to use tftp for?

Last edited by jefro; 06-04-2010 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 12:54 AM   #4
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tftp is the command to access a server. See man pages tftp.

It was originally used to transfer small files of little importance. Later it became more widely used to remote boot machines. It is an easy to transfer a mini os to a pxe booted computer.

Still used to move some network firmware and config files.

With the work done on gpxe tftp is rather useless except in legacy deals.

What do you want to use tftp for?
I need it to upgrade the firmware of my router.
The latest firmware can't be updated through the web interface,
you have to send a 'get' request from the routers' telnet console to a tftp server running on the computer to get the update file.
 
  


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