NEW: {tftp/tftp-server}-5.0-3

Gernot Hillier gernot.hillier@siemens.com
Fri Dec 3 18:30:00 GMT 2010


The tftp and tftp-server packages contain client and server programs
implementing the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). This protocol
is normally used only for booting diskless workstations, or for file
transfer to embedded clients on a closed network. The tftp package
provides the client, while the tftp-server package provides the server.
The TFTP protocol provides very little security, and these packages
should not be used unless needed.

This package replaces versions of these same programs, which had been
distributed as part of inetutils. The new version is derived from the
tftp-hpa source, which consolidates and combines various versions
of the BSD TFTP implementation, and adds a number of useful features
not present in the old inetutils implementation:

* IPv6 support (untested)
* tcp_wrappers support (for at least SOME security)
* client uploads to the server now work
* client has readline support (command history)

[[ compiled using gcc-4.3.4-3 ]]

Many thanks go to Charles Wilson for a lot of support and mentionable 
parts of the packaging work!

-- 
Gernot Hillier
volunteer tftp maintainer for cygwin

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