Copying a file from a remote host

When using TCP/IP to copy files, you can use this procedure to copy files from a remote host.

  1. To establish a connection to a remote host, type:
    tftp host1

    In this example, host1 is the name of the host to which you wish to connect.

    The tftp> prompt is displayed.

  2. To determine that a connection has been established, type:
    A message similar to the following is displayed:
    Connected to host1
    Mode: netascii Verbose: off Tracing: off
    Remxt-interval: 5 seconds, Max-timeout: 25 seconds
  3. Enter the get subcommand, the name of the file to be transferred, and the name to be assigned to the file on the remote system:
    get /home/alice/update update 
    The /home/alice directory on the remote host must have read permission set for other users. In this example, the /home/alice/update file is transferred from host1 to the update file in the current directory on the local system.
  4. To end the session, type:

    or press the Ctrl-D key sequence.