[U-Boot-Users] U-Boot & FTP

Jerry Van Baren gerald.vanbaren at smiths-aerospace.com
Tue Jan 4 22:22:59 CET 2005

D Palmer wrote:
> Are there any patches/modifications that enable U-boot to boot a kernel
> via FTP. ?
> Thanks in advance
> Thank you, 
> Donald Palmer

No.  This has been asked before and Wolfgang has discouraged people from 
going that down that path (apparently successfully).

FTP requires TCP (TFTP requires UDP).  UDP is simple and easy to 
implement within u-boot's constraints.  TCP is a _lot_ of work to 
implement in a non-tasking environment like u-boot.


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