TFTP server



  • i'm trying to setup the tftp server in pfsense, i tried to upload a file but nothing uploads



  • I am just starting to try this out as well.  With my limited experience; this is what I did to upload files to the "/tftpboot" directory:

    1. Ensure SSH was enabled [System] - [Advanced] - [Secure Shell Server] - "Enable Secure Shell" = Checked
    2. Used WinSCP (portable version): https://winscp.net/eng/downloads.php
    3. Connected via WinSCP (using "SCP" protocol)
    4. *** Note: I had to authenticate with "root"… Using any other account would deny me access to upload...

    I am still looking for any instructions (seems very hard to find) on how this is exactly done entirely on pfSense; but not having much luck.

    For now, I am afraid that I do not have enough knowledge to guide you further than this.

    Best of luck and please let me know if you get this working.



  • I managed to upload a text file through the web gui and managed to retrieve it with the tftp get command. I didn't manage to upload a extreme switch firmware through the web gui maybe there is a size restriction.

    You don't have to use winscp, anything that supports sftp should be fine, cyberduck and transmit (osx only) works fine for me.

    Uploading files to tftpboot directory did the trick…so there must be a file size limit in the web gui.



  • Agreed any suitable client should work.  Also, I think that there may be a 32MB size limit in the Web GUI (but don't quote me on it).