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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎04-03-2007

How to run the tftp server on your Mac OS X machine

I just thought I'd drop this little nugget in for you all today.

(10.4 and above)

Mac OS X has a built in tftp server (called a daemon) that is turned off by default. You can enable this on demand with the following command:

To stop the server run

Your default directory is /private/tftpboot . This is adjustable via config. Since this is secure by default you will have to create and allow access to any file that you want to copy INTO the server. For example

sudo touch running-config
sudo chmod 777 running-config

Then you can copy your files from the controller to your local Mac. See google for more info.
Aruba Employee
Posts: 455
Registered: ‎04-02-2007

Re: How to run the tftp server on your Mac OS X machine

This GUI tool is also available as donationware:
Andy Logan, ACDX
Director, Strategic Account Solutions
Aruba Networks
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