So what is Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), anyway? Why is it important? And what does SolarWinds have to do with TFTP?


TFTP is a file transfer protocol that’s been around since the 1970s. It is used for transferring boot, firmware, and configuration files. It’s a very simple protocol that uses very little memory. TFTP is important because it is time-tested, easy-to-use, and robust. The protocol is also ideal for private network hardware that requires firmware updates, but have no data storage, such as routers. SolarWinds’ free TFTP Server is a multi-threaded TFTP server for uploading and downloading executable images and backup configurations for routers and switches.


Got more TFTP or SolarWinds TFTP Server questions? We have answers, at the TFTP FAQs... blog.