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 thepackage.
The configuration for tftpd is in
The default configuration is:
# # Parameters to be passed to TFTPD # TFTPD_ARGS="-l -s /var/tftpboot"
/var/tftpdboot is created automatically when is installed.
For a complete list of parameters:
$ man in.tftpd
To start the daemon at boot, add
tftpd to the
DAEMONS array in
To start the daemon manually:
# /etc/rc.d/tftpd start
To start the daemon without a configuration file:
# /usr/sbin/in.tftpd -l -s path/to/folder/to/export
tftpd startup fails if ipv6 is disabled
If tftpd startup fails without leaving error messages, it might be because ipv6 is disabled and you are not explicitly telling tftpd not to use ipv6. You can make tftpd start by enabling ipv6 or by telling tftpd to only use ipv4, adding the '-4' switch to /etc/conf.d/tftpd
TFTPD_ARGS="-l -4 -s /var/tftpboot"