Copying a file to a remote host

When using TCP/IP to copy files, you can use this procedure to copy a file to 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 put subcommand, the name of the file to be transferred from the local host, and the path and file name for the file on the remote host:
    put myfile /home/alice/yourfile
    The /home/alice directory on the remote host must have write permission set for others.
    The myfile file, located in the user's current working directory, is transferred to host1. The path name must be specified unless a default has been established. The myfile file appears on the remote host as yourfile.
  4. To end the session, type:

    or use the Ctrl-D key sequence.