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Apexis (TechnicalUser) (OP)
31 Oct 05 13:14
How can I tell that the TFTP server is running on my w2k3 server?

intrigrant (Programmer)
31 Oct 05 13:44
Try to pull something off the server from another PC.
If your server has and the file what.doc is in the root directory of your tftp app then open a DOS box on the remote PC and type:

tftp -i get what.doc nothing.doc and press enter

If all is well then you receive what.doc and it will be stored as nothing.doc.
Apexis (TechnicalUser) (OP)
31 Oct 05 18:17
Got it! Would you suggest using the avaya provided TFTP server or a 3rd party one?
intrigrant (Programmer)
31 Oct 05 18:25
Depends on the situation, system admins intend to close all apps running on a server, including Avaya Manager.
Thats why i prefer to use a tftp service wich will run even if no user is logged onto the server but usually this is more difficult to get it working.
IPGuru (TechnicalUser)
1 Nov 05 3:56
The Ava=ya TFTP server is limited in functionality. A 3rd party TFTP server would almost certainly give better perfomace.

The TFTP server capabilities built into Manager are even worse & should be avoided wherever posible.
CarGoSki (Programmer)
1 Nov 05 21:31
Use the free solarwinds.
mattKnight (Programmer)
2 Nov 05 1:56
I am trying to convince our company to start using s TFTP service rather than manager and I have a couple of questions to tag onto this thread
  1. GoCarski recommends solarwinds.  Any other recommendations for freeware.
  2. How will implementing a TFTP server affect Manager operation e.g. WIll broadcast location of IPO still work etc  
  3. Is there a worknote or similar available for configuration guidance?
  4. Will Avaya support systems that utilise non-avaya TFTPservers?

Take Care

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

NewNic (IS/IT--Management)
2 Nov 05 8:07
You mean Avaya really supports there own product?.(Joking sorta) How many phones do you have? The Avaya TFTP server supports up to 30 connections.
intrigrant (Programmer)
2 Nov 05 8:48
You can download a free TFTP service here :

Apply the settings in the configuration scrren of the computer after installing the software.
dukeofnetwork (IS/IT--Management)
14 Nov 05 2:55
I do not recommend SolarWinds TFTP Server. It has many bugs and vulnerabilties (

You can download TFTPD32 or Whitehorn TFTP. Both are free. I recommend Whitehorn TFTP because it is easy to use and comes with a very nice user manual.

TFTPD 32 Home Page:
Whitehorn TFTP Download Page:

JayNEC (IS/IT--Management)
14 Nov 05 9:13
I've had very good luck with Pumpkin TFTP, even under load.  Which is when Solarwinds always crashed on me...
dukeofnetwork (IS/IT--Management)
14 Nov 05 14:44
How are you?

I didn't mention pumpKIN because I feel that Whitehorn TFTP Server is just a better (improved) version of pumpKIN TFTP (UI, functions etc. are very closely related). Whitehorn TFTP is being updated and there's a forum where u can ask ur questions. So Whitehorn is pumpKIN for me!
They do have a big edge over Solarwinds.
JayNEC (IS/IT--Management)
15 Nov 05 8:29
Good to know, I haven't used Whitehorn and felt that pumpkin was worth mentioning.  You can download the source code as well with is very meaningful to some people...

Have you used Whitehorn under heavy load?  Say 100 IP stations booting up?
dukeofnetwork (IS/IT--Management)
15 Nov 05 15:59
Yes. I have used Whitehorn under heavy load. It behaves exactly like pumpKIN. Well, I appreciate someone updating the program regularly themselves, rather than downloading the source code and managing it myself.

But I give my five stars to Whitehorn. Try it and you'll switch from pumpKIN.


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