[nsp] Booting from FTP

Dennis Peng dpeng at cisco.com
Fri Aug 8 16:41:50 EDT 2003

It might be related to CSCdy69006/CSCea25073. Which FTP server are you


Srdjan Simic [srdjan at sezampro.yu] wrote:
>    Hello,
>    We configured our router 3640 to boot from the FTP server:
> boot system ftp c3640-is-mz.123-1a.bin
> boot system ftp c3640-is-mz.122-17a.bin
> boot system flash c3640-is-mz.122-8.T
> boot system rom
> ip ftp username <username>
> ip ftp password 7 1111111111111111
>    It starts, boots bootstrap and then when it initiates interfaces, it looks at the ftp server whether there is an correct image (it transfers around 24kB with RETR command). Then it waits for 3 (three) minutes, after that sends abort and retries to retr image and it does all the way. So, normal operation of the router will continue, but booting lasts for around 5 minutes. Is there a way to speed things up?
>    Regards Srdjan Simic
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