Why bother with tftp?
Many network devices such as Cisco routers and switches use
tftp in order to download their IOS config updates.
tftp can also be used for network based installs or for booting up diskless systems. Knowing how to setup a
tftp server comes in quite handy when circumstances like these arise.
Getting started . . .
The Network Topology
Let’s say we’re dealing with a private network– 192.168.100.0/24. We’ll designate our
tftp server and
tftp test client as 192.168.100.5 and 192.168.100.105 respectively. You will need
superuser privileges on both your server and client in order to successfully perform all of these commands.
Get the Necessary Packages
Log on to 192.168.100.5 and download the necessary programs; make sure they survive reboots:
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