BSD 2.11 - man page for tftpd (bsd section 8)
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tftpd - DARPA Trivial File Transfer Protocol server
tftpd [ directory ... ]
Tftpd is a server which supports the DARPA Trivial File Transfer Protocol. The TFTP
server operates at the port indicated in the ``tftp'' service description; see ser-
vices(5). The server is normally started by inetd(8).
The use of tftp does not require an account or password on the remote system. Due to the
lack of authentication information, tftpd will allow only publicly readable files to be
accessed. Files may be written only if they already exist and are publicly writable.
Note that this extends the concept of ``public'' to include all users on all hosts that
can be reached through the network; this may not be appropriate on all systems, and its
implications should be considered before enabling tftp service. The server should have
the user ID with the lowest possible privilege.
Access to files may be restricted by invoking tftpd with a list of directories by includ-
ing pathnames as server program arguments in /etc/inetd.conf. In this case access is
restricted to files whose names are prefixed by the one of the given directories.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution June 24, 1990 TFTPD(8)
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