tftp server problem

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sun Dec 25 15:33:30 UTC 2005

On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 04:04:15PM -0800, Steven Ringwald wrote:
> David L. Gehrt wrote:
> >
> >Offhand I can think if no real use for tftp.  A long time ago we
> >had to have a tftpd available to allow Xterms to download their
> >boot image it was worrisome.
> >
> Offhand, I can think of at least one. Grandstream GXP2000 Voip phones do 
> their firmware updates through tftp, and only tftp.

Unfortunately, it appears that some Cisco IP phones require a TFTP
server in order to boot. This does not do a lot for my opinion of Cisco.


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