As theĀ Alta3 Research office network grows, I decided it was prudent to explore/develop how to bring up a TFTP (Trival File Transfer Protocol) server, primarily for use with our Avaya 46xx stations. In this post, I’ll explain how I moved the TFTP service from an Avaya G350, to an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server.

Before I get started, some basic things about TFTP. TFTP is typically used for diskless boots (routers and phones), and across UDP port 69. TFTP offers no way to ‘list’ files available from the server. The protocol also lacks any security authentication, therefore, TFTP should never beĀ implemented, […]