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TFTP is short for Trivial File Transfer Protocol and is the most common protocol used to boot the OS of workstations and embedded devices over IP networks.


  • Many tftp client and server implementations are plagued with bugs. If you're experience problems with a IP22 or RM 200, check try the hints given on the ARC page.
  • TFTP is considered an insecure protocol and thus generally - like most UDP-based protocols - filtered at firewalls.

See also

  • tftp(1) man page
  • tftpd(8) man page