Configuring from a TFTP Server

Another option available is to have a pre-existing configuration file built on a TFTP server. In order to copy the configuration file from the TFTP server to the flash RAM on the router, some basic programming must be done. It is not possible to access a file on a TFTP server if network connectivity is not yet enabled on the router. Therefore, one interface on the router connected to a network containing the TFTP server must be programmed and operating properly. (Chapter 4, "Local Area Networking," and Chapter 5, "Wide Area Networking," discuss the various interface configurations.)

Once this task has been accomplished, the following command can be used to copy the configuration file from the TFTP server to ...

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