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    Alternative to PumpKIN TFTP server?

    For years, I've used PumpKIN as a simple TFTP server when uploading firmware to switches.

    It's never failed me before, but today it repeatedly and consistently corrupted a firmware upload during transfer to my Procurve 5308xl core switch, resulting in a failed reboot each time. After eventually sitting through a very lengthy successful upload using HyperTerminal and Xmodem, I noted the working file size reported from show flash on the switch was larger than the non-working one, so it seems like a few kB got dropped using TFTP.

    Can anyone recommend an alternative free, simple TFTP server that I can fire up off a USB stick whenever I need to transfer some firmware? Or should I be pointing the finger at my switch's TFTP client implementation instead?

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    Not that it answers your question but can't you just upload it via the web interface, works on our procurve core.

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    Tftpd32

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    Seconded for Tftpd32. Been using that for donkies years. Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Not that it answers your question but can't you just upload it via the web interface, works on our procurve core.
    There's no web ui upload for any of the hp switches we have at our place.

    Also, I'm another happy use of tftpd32. I use it for pxe booting thin clients as well.

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    If tftp is required I go with tftp32 as well. However do HP switches support http.
    I found out this summer my ciscos support http similar to tftp

    Archive download-sw http://myip/update.tar

    For this I used HFS

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    Solar winds do a free one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Not that it answers your question but can't you just upload it via the web interface, works on our procurve core.
    Some support web upload, some don't. Most of my Procurve switches don't.

    Thanks for the TFTP32 recommendations, very handy to have something that also does DHCP, DNS, and Syslog as well. Curiously I've retested this morning with TFTP32 and PumpKIN and they are both uploading the correct file sizes now I am on the latest firmware. It's beginning to look like the TFTP client in the earlier version (E.11.36) had something screwy with it. Might break out our spare chassis later and test it again on that to see if I can reproduce it.

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