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# 8  
Old 12-06-2000
Thanks. Please upload the results of:

ls -ld /etc/tftp

# 9  
Old 12-06-2000
# ls -ld /etc/tftp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root other 512 Dec 5 11:02 /etc/tftp

i am doing all of this from
would it matter what kind of shell i am in?
# 10  
Old 12-06-2000
Shell is just fine. Can you sucessfully move a file or fine error messages (locally) using these commands?

tftp localhost

You should get a prompt for tftp:


Try putting a file like this:

tftp localhost
tftp> ?

Commands may be abbreviated.  Commands are:

connect         connect to remote tftp
mode            set file transfer mode
put             send file
get             receive file
quit            exit tftp
verbose         toggle verbose mode
trace           toggle packet tracing
status          show current status
binary          set mode to octet
ascii           set mode to netascii
rexmt           set per-packet retransmission timeout
timeout         set total retransmission timeout
?               print help information
tftp> put /etc/services

What happens? Do you get a 'transfer time out' error?

[Edited by Neo on 12-06-2000 at 03:11 PM]
# 11  
Old 12-06-2000
all if fine up untill I get to the put statement
tftp> put /etc/services
tftp: services: No such file or directory

this is where I am stuck, not really sure how I have it all setup.

# 12  
Old 12-06-2000
From the man page:

The use of tftp(1) 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.
cd in the /etc/tftp directory and touch a file called services. i.e.:

cd /etc/tftp
touch services
chmod 666 services

Now you have a file in the tftp directory with full public read/write permissions per the man-page quote above.

Again, try to tftp to localhost and get this file and put this file.

What happens?


Make sure you are in the /tmp directory when "getting" test files so you do not overwrite good files. For example, testing /etc/services (as an example), don't get the test file and overwrite the /etc/services file by doing the tftp from the /etc directory! Make sure you cd to /tmp before issueing the tftp command.

[Edited by Neo on 12-06-2000 at 04:16 PM]
# 13  
Old 12-07-2000

ok all of the above worked, so I am logged into tftp localhost, and what do I do now, do i put a file? or do I get a file? how do I get a list of what files are avaible for me to get?
# 14  
Old 12-07-2000
The man pages are pretty clear here. You can only get and put files that exist in the tftp directory (and have proper permissions). Did you do everything in the examples above? If you did, you are all set to tftp all you want.

As to what you are going to tftp, that is really up to you. Why did you install it?
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