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Configuring Additional File Transfer Functions

This chapter describes how to configure a router as a server, change MOP parameters, configure the router to forward extended BOOTP requests over asynchronous interfaces, and configure rcp, rsh, and FTP.

For a complete description of the file transfer function commands mentioned in this chapter, refer to the “Additional File Transfer Functions Commands” chapter in the Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference. To locate documentation of other commands that appear in this chapter, use the command reference master index or search online.

Additional Functions Task List

To configure additional file transfer functions, perform any of the tasks in the following sections:

Configuring a Router as a Server

Specifying Asynchronous Interface Extended BOOTP Requests

Configuring a Router to Use rsh and rcp

Configuring a Router to Use FTP Connections

Configuring a Router as a Server

It is too costly and inefficient to have a machine which only acts as server on every network segment. However, when you do not have a server on every segment, your network operations can incur enormous time delays across network segments. You can configure a router to serve as a RARP or TFTP server to reduce costs and time delays in your network while allowing you to use your router for its regular functions.

Typically, a router that is configured as a server provides other routers with operating system images from its Flash memory. You can also configure the router to respond to other types of service requests, such as Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) requests.

To configure the router as a server, perform any of the tasks in the following sections. The tasks are not mutually exclusive.

Configuring a Router as a TFTP Server

Configuring a Router as a RARP Server



Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 12.1








First Published: July 14, 2000; Last Updated: Oct. 1, 2002