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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 73. TRIVIAL FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (TFTP)

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In Chapter 72, you saw how the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) implements a full set of commands and reply functionalities that enables a user to perform a wide range of file movement and manipulation tasks. Although FTP is ideal as a general-purpose protocol for file transfer between computers, on certain types of hardware, it is too complex to implement easily and provides more capabilities than are really needed. In cases where only the most basic file transfer functions are required while simplicity and small program size is of paramount importance, a companion to FTP called the Trivial File Transfer ...

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