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How to setup tftp server on Ubuntu ?

Following is the procedure which will guide you for setting up the Linux PC as a tftp server. This is mostly required so that you can download some images from this server to your tftp client.

On Ubuntu Linux

  sudo apt-get install tftpd-hpa 
 sudo apt-get install tftp 
 sudo service tftpd-hpa start 

Above steps will install tftp server, creates directory /srv/tftp on Ubuntu 20.04 and start the tftp server, which you can check using below command,

$ ps -ax | grep tftp
  32850 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/in.tftpd --listen --user tftp --address :69 --secure /srv/tftp

On other Ubuntu versions, you may see tftp server started with directory /var/lib/tftpboot

One we have setup, tftpserver now we will need to copy images which we want to flash on the target.

$ sudo cp -r FOLDER_WITH_FILES/*   /var/lib/tftpboot

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