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== Installation ==
== Installation ==
The first thing is to install the necessary package:
[[pacman|Install]] the package {{Pkg|tftp-hpa}} which can be found in the [[Official Repositories|official repositories]].
# pacman -S tftp-hpa
== Configuration ==
== Configuration ==

Revision as of 18:39, 14 November 2011

The Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) provides a minimalistic means for transferring files. It is generally used as a part of PXE booting or for updating configuration and firmware on devices which have limited memory such as routers and printers.

This article describes how to set up a tftpd server under Arch Linux using the Template:Package Official package.


Install the package tftp-hpa which can be found in the official repositories.


The configuration for tftpd is in Template:Filename

The default configuration is:

# Parameters to be passed to TFTPD
TFTPD_ARGS="-l -s /var/tftpboot" 

The directory Template:Filename is created automatically when tftp-hpa is installed.

For a complete list of parameters:

$ man in.tftpd


To start the daemon at boot, add Template:Codeline to the Template:Codeline array in Template:Filename.

To start the daemon manually:

# /etc/rc.d/tftpd start

or, to start without a configuration file:

# /usr/sbin/in.tftpd -l -s path/to/folder/to/export