TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) performs the file/data transfer operation. However, we can say that it is a non-secure protocol when compared with the FTP protocol.
In our previous article, we gave information about TFTP. In this article, we’ll build a TFTP server to PC with SolarWinds.
As you know, the TFTP protocol structure divides into two as Server and Client. You can run a TFTP server by installing a 3.rd software on a laptop or desktop computer that you are using.
You do not need a physical server for the TFTP Server. You can install SolarWinds TFTP Server on a simple computer and create a file server.
What is TFTP Server?
The TFTP Server listens on the UDP 69 port on the network and provides file-based services to clients. Typically, it is used to install software on Cisco or any branded Router. It is not recommended to use the TFTP in an environment where your security is more important.
FTP or another protocol can be used instead of TFTP. You can also test this protocol by setting up a TFTP Server temporarily on the local network to better understand this protocol.
How to Setup SolarWinds TFTP Server
First, download the SolarWinds TFTP Server by clicking the button below. Then, create a new virtual machine on the VMware or VirtualBox virtualization program and install a clean Windows 10 on it.
After you have completed the necessary steps, follow the steps below to set up the file server.
Copy the SolarWinds TFTP Server program that you downloaded on your computer to the Win10 virtual machine and run the installation file as an administrator.
In the SolarWinds setup window, click the Next button.
Accept the SolarWinds license agreement and click on the Next button.
Click on the Next button again.
Leave the destination location as default and click on Next.
Click the Install button to install SolarWinds software.
Click on the Finish button in the InstallShield window.
Open the SolarWinds program, and then click on the File menu.
As you can see, the service is not working right now. Click the Start button to start the TFTP service.
You can change the storage location of the server.
After you start the service, the TFTP-Root folder is created on the C:\ drive.
Create 2 text documents in the TFTP-Root folder.
After installing TFTP Server, you must configure your Host machine as TFTP Client.
To enable TFTP Client, go to Control Panel / All Control Panel and click “Turn on Windows Features on or off” in the Programs and Features window.
There is more than one service in the window that opens. When you scroll down, you will see the TFTP Client service. After activating the TFTP Client service, click OK.
Click the Close button in the Windows Features.
After you press Windows Key + R on your Host, the Run window will open. In the Windows Run window, type CMD and press the Enter key.
At the CMD command prompt, execute the “TFTP” command. You can review whether the TFTP Client service is running.
In this step, use the command “tftp -i 192.168.1.102 get 1.txt” at the CMD command prompt to transfer the text document that you created on the TFTP Server to the desktop location of the Host.
tftp -i 192.168.1.102 get 1.txt
You have successfully copied 1.txt from the server!
Open the 1.txt text document you transferred and write something inside and save the file. If the text document is Read-Only, you can change it from the file properties.
To send the text document that you have edited on your host computer to the server, follow the command “tftp -i 192.168.1.102 put 1.txt” at the CMD command prompt.
tftp -i 192.168.1.102 put 1.txt
File transfer completed successfully.
Open the file 1.txt in the TFTP-Root folder and check the change.
After you have successfully configured the software, you can review the log files of the file transfer you made.
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In this article, we have installed and configured SolarWinds software, the best program to use TFTP Server in a network structure. And finally, we’ve reviewed how to transfer a file to TFTP Server after installing the TFTP Client on the Host computer. Thanks for following us!