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TFTP(1) 										  TFTP(1)

NAME
       tftp - trivial file transfer program

SYNOPSIS
       tftp [ host ]

DESCRIPTION
       Tftp  is  the  user interface to the Internet TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol), which
       allows users to transfer files to and from a remote machine.  The remote host may be spec-
       ified  on  the  command	line, in which case tftp uses host as the default host for future
       transfers (see the connect command below).

COMMANDS
       Once tftp is running, it issues the prompt tftp> and recognizes the following commands:

       connect host-name [ port ]
	      Set the host (and optionally port) for transfers.  Note  that  the  TFTP	protocol,
	      unlike  the  FTP	protocol, does not maintain connections betweeen transfers; thus,
	      the connect command does not actually create a  connection,  but	merely	remembers
	      what host is to be used for transfers.  You do not have to use the connect command;
	      the remote host can be specified as part of the get or put commands.

       mode transfer-mode
	      Set the mode for transfers; transfer-mode may be	one  of  ascii	or  binary.   The
	      default is ascii.

       put file
       put localfile remotefile
       put file1 file2 ... fileN remote-directory
	      Put a file or set of files to the specified remote file or directory.  The destina-
	      tion can be in one of two forms: a filename on the remote host,  if  the	host  has
	      already  been  specified,  or  a string of the form host:filename to specify both a
	      host and filename at the same time.  If the latter form is used, the hostname spec-
	      ified  becomes  the  default for future transfers.  If the remote-directory form is
	      used, the remote host is assumed to be a UNIX machine.

       get filename
       get remotename localname
       get file1 file2 ... fileN
	      Get a file or set of files from the specified sources.  Source can be in one of two
	      forms:  a filename on the remote host, if the host has already been specified, or a
	      string of the form host:filename to specify both a host and filename  at	the  same
	      time.   If the latter form is used, the last hostname specified becomes the default
	      for future transfers.

       quit   Exit tftp.  An end of file also exits.

       verbose
	      Toggle verbose mode.

       trace  Toggle packet tracing.

       status Show current status.

       rexmt retransmission-timeout
	      Set the per-packet retransmission timeout, in seconds.

       timeout total-transmission-timeout
	      Set the total transmission timeout, in seconds.

       ascii  Shorthand for "mode ascii"

       binary Shorthand for "mode binary"

       ?  [ command-name ... ]
	      Print help information.

BUGS
       Because there is no user-login or validation within the TFTP  protocol,	the  remote  site
       will  probably have some sort of file-access restrictions in place.  The exact methods are
       specific to each site and therefore difficult to document here.

4.3 Berkeley Distribution			1Q					  TFTP(1)
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