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

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Wed Jan 5 01:46:50 CET 2005

Dear Tolunay,

in message <41DB36C9.3080807 at orkun.us> you wrote:
> I can think of one case where FTP would be desirable. If the host is 
> behind a stateful firewall and TFTP Server is on the other side, the 

I'm not sure if it is a good idea to attempt to  run  TFTP  across  a
firewall. If you need a firewall, you don't want to have TFTP traffic
running through it.

> client might not be able to access the TFTP server properly. Because per 

How about using NFS?

> but I can see it may be needed by some. A very basic lightweight and 
> tight TCP support could be developped for FTP support. There are some 
> TCP implementations for really limited resource hosts.

I didn't say it is impossible. It's just unlikely to be added.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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