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Tftp

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Tftp

Transfers files to and from a remote computer, typically a computer running UNIX, that is running the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) service or daemon. Used without parameters, tftp displays help.

Syntax

tftp [-i] [Host] [{get | put}] [Source] [Destination]

Parameters
-i
Specifies binary image transfer mode (also called octet mode). In binary image mode, the file is transferred in one-byte units. Use this mode when transferring binary files. If -i is omitted, the file is transferred in ASCII mode. This is the default transfer mode. This mode converts the end-of-line (EOL) characters to an appropriate format for the specified computer. Use this mode when transferring text files. If a file transfer is successful, the data transfer rate is displayed.

Host
Specifies the local or remote computer.

put
Transfers the file Destination on the local computer to the file Source on the remote computer. Because the TFTP protocol does not support user authentication, the user must be logged onto the remote computer, and the files must be writable on the remote computer.

get
Transfers the file Destination on the remote computer to the file Source on the local computer.

Source
Specifies the file to transfer.

Destination
Specifies where to transfer the file. If Destination is omitted, it is assumed to have the same name as Source.

/?
Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks
  • Using the get parameter

    Specify put if transferring file FileTwo on the local computer to file FileOne on remote computer. Specify get if transferring file FileTwo on the remote computer to file FileOne on the remote computer.

  • The Windows Server 2003 family and Windows 2000 do not provide a general purpose TFTP server. Windows 2000 provides a TFTP server service only to provide remote boot capabilities to Windows XP and Windows 2000 client computers.

  • This command is available only if the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol is installed as a component in the properties of a network adapter in Network Connections.

Examples

To transfer the file Users.txt from the local computer to the file Users19.txt on a remote computer named vax1, type:

tftp vax1 put users.txt users19.txt

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Format Meaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

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