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Old 04-08-2006, 06:36 PM   #1
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Question Configure a TFTP server with Debian

How do I set-up a TFTP server using Debian? I want to be able to back up my router configs and IOSes to a TFTP server, and I've already got this Debian box set-up. I've done an "apt-get install tftpd", but after that I'm lost.


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Old 04-08-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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well i'm no tftp expert, but i have set one up before on a Fedora machine, all i did was

edit the /etc/xinetd.d/tftp

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

make sure disable = no

then i restarted xinetd

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

then to test it out in the command line just type

Old 04-09-2006, 04:17 AM   #3
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I think it is atftp that you may have to install in debian.
Old 04-09-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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maybe try from here
Old 04-11-2006, 08:07 AM   #5
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try with this it might help you Debian Server setup guide

nice one to follow
Old 09-27-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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I did success installing tftp server by doing the following steps.
1) get and install tftpd package by using apt-get install tftpd
2) after installed successful, check /etc/inetd.conf to see if the tftp setting is there.
In my case, the setting for store file is set to /srv/tftp. Hope the information is useful for someone.
Old 11-25-2008, 10:50 AM   #7
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restart tftp

The previous steps work OK, only to add:
3)if you want start the tfpt server immediatelly, execute:
killall -HUP inetd

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Old 11-25-2008, 01:35 PM   #8
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tftpd Debian how-to

tftpd-hpa Debian how-to

You may also be interested in this Cisco Configuration backup script..

Bah old Thread.. Oh well..


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