These are the general instructions for using MacTFTP Client.

All the relevant controls for initiating a transfer are in the TFTP window. You can create a new TFTP window by choosing “New” from the File menu.

Screenshot of MacTFTP Client

The TFTP protocol allows you to initiate either a Send or Receive with the TFTP server. Choose the appropriate option.

The “Address” field allows you to enter the name or address of the TFTP server.

The “Password” field is optional. Some systems require and will use a password. Others won’t. Note that a password is not part of the TFTP standard and will most likely be ignored by most servers.

If you are sending, the “File” button will allow you to choose the file. You can also drag-and-drop the file onto the window or onto the MacTFTP Client icon.

If you are receiving, the “File” button will allow you to name the file you wish to receive and tell MacTFTP Client where you want to place it. Note that this step does not create any file until you actually initiate the transfer.

Certain systems may require a Text transfer rather than the default Binary transfer. You can switch this setting in the Options menu. Note that no conversion actually takes place. The transfer is identical as far as MacTFTP Client is concerned. The setting is simply meant to fool the TFTP server into thinking it is a text transfer.

When all the settings above are correct, press the “Start” button to begin the transfer. You can stop the transfer at any time by pressing “Abort“.

You can initiate multiple transfers simultaneously to the same server or a different server. Choose “New” from the File menu to open another TFTP window and fill in the settings as above.

[Written by Kem Tekinay]