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

Marius Groeger mgroeger at sysgo.com
Wed Jan 5 15:44:33 CET 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Jerry Van Baren wrote:

> Wolfgang Denk wrote:
>> 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.
> Wolfgang has higher standards than most of us ;-) and thus has not had the 
> "pleasure" of working with Windows.  With Windows XP SP2 firewalling, TFTP 
> loading using a Windows box as the server breaks by default because the 
> firewalling blocks the u-boot TFTP inbound requests.

Which is why the OP wanted to have support _FTP_, and not TFTP.

And I still fail to see why a suitable patch for this, complying to 
all patch submission rules (most notably the one about not increasing 
the footprint when the feature is turned off), would be rejected. 
Granted, it's probably a lot of work, but if the guy is willing to do 


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