tftpfs – trivial file transfer protocol (TFTP) file system
serves files from a TFTP server as a filesystem. TFTP
is mostly used by bootloaders to download kernel images for
network bootstrap (see
As the protocol has no way of distinguishing files from
directories, the final path segment needs to conain a dot
(.) character to be recognized as a file. To access files that
have no dot in the filename, a trailing dot has to be added
and will be stripped before it is passed to the server.
option enables 9P debugging messages.
to post the 9P service as
and disables the default mount.
The default mountpoint
can be changed with the
option specifies an alternate network directory
The ip address of the server can be passed in
as the last program argument,
or in the mount spec (see
on a per mount basis.
Boot a kernel from a tftp server (note the final
dot in the kernel path).
echo reboot /n/tftp/386/9pc. >/dev/reboot