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tftpd daemon with /tftpboot directory exposed as volume
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This Dockerfile provides you a simple tftpd daemon. The directory "/tftpdboot" from filesystem is exposed as a volume and you can mount it in order to get your files properly served. Only the UDP/69 port is exposed.


FROM alpine:3.4
MAINTAINER Rafael de Paula Herrera <>

RUN apk add --no-cache tftp-hpa && \
    mkdir -p /tftpboot

VOLUME /tftpboot

EXPOSE 69/udp

ENTRYPOINT ["/usr/sbin/in.tftpd"]
CMD ["--foreground", "--secure", "--verbose", "/tftpboot"]

Usage Example

Please remember that you are encouraged to mount a local directory that you want to serve right into the exposed volume, so first make sure to create this directory first and fill it with your files:

$ mkdir /home/user/tftpboot
$ echo testing-00 > /home/user/file-00.txt

Start tftpd as a docker container mounting some of local directory into the exposed volume and optionally bind the host UDP/69 port directly to it:

$ docker run -d -v /home/user/tftpboot:/tftpboot -p 69:69/udp -p 69:69 herrera/tftpd:1.0.0

Now get the started container IP address based on the shortened version from its ID (provided as output from the previous command) and take note:

$ docker inspect -f '{{ .NetworkSettings.IPAddress }}' c57e33

Start another container using interactive mode, which will be our client for testing purposes:

$ docker run --rm --entrypoint sh -it herrera/tftpd:1.0.0

Verify the filesystem contents:

/ # ls
bin       etc       lib       media     proc      run       srv       tftpboot  usr
dev       home      linuxrc   mnt       root      sbin      sys       tmp       var

Connect to the tftpd server and download the testing file:

/ # tftp -c get file-00.txt

Verify the filesystem contents and note the testing file was successfully retrieved:

/ # ls
bin       etc       lib       media     proc      run       srv       tftpboot  usr       file-00.txt
dev       home      linuxrc   mnt       root      sbin      sys       tmp       var

View the testing file contents:

/ # cat file-00.txt

Exit destroying the client container (since we started it with the "--rm" option):

/ # exit

Kill the server container and remove its data traces:

$ docker kill c57e33 && docker rm -v c57e33

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