MacTFTP Client, just like any other reputable TFTP Client, is a very effective tool for seamlessly transferring different trivial files like operating system kernels, boot loaders, configuration files, etc., on MAC OS. MacTFTP Client was designed to be easily configured on MAC, with the developers clearly prioritizing implementation even at the cost of performance. The installation and configuration are so simple that it is easily implemented in a boot ROM.
With MacFTP Client, all the relevant controls for initiating a transfer have been strategically placed in the TFTP window to allow for seamless booting of diskless workstations and equivalently simple devices. It’s so simple that it’s easily implemented in a boot ROM. MacTFTP Client allows users to create a new TFTP window by selecting the “New” option from the File menu. This feature allows you to establish either a “Send” or “Receive” action with the TFTP server by choosing the appropriate option. Once the transfer has been initiated, the server sends data packets one at a time, and the booter confirms reception of each packet until the transfer is complete. It offers full support for routers and overcomes the (non-)login limitation commonly associated with the command line TFTP. Another distinct feature every user would like about MacFTP Client is its ability to simultaneously handle two TCP connections at once.
As described by its developers, MacFTP Client is a full-fledged TFTP Client for the Macintosh. It is a viable means of simultaneously sending and receiving multiple files on Mac. In MacTFTP Client, transmission is initiated from a read or write file request, which contains the name of the file to be transferred, to the server. As soon as the server approves the request, it immediately opens the connection and sends each data file in the form of data packets of 512 bytes each only. Each data packet must be acknowledged by the server before the transfer of the next packet can be initiated. MacFTP Client provides users with easy-to-use options list in the FTP window to allow for seamless transfer of files and huge data on the Macintosh with an option to automatically resume file transfer after a timeout
Users can simply select the “New” option from the File menu to create a new TFTP window. File transfer can be established by selecting either the “Send” or “Receive” button and the “Address” column allows users to input the name and address of the TFTP server directly. The “File” option allows users to either select and locate the files when sending or rename the file and select the destination directory when receiving files. The MacTFTP Client icon also provides users with the ability to drag-and-drop selected files onto the window. There is also an optional “Password” field that may be required by some certain systems. It should, however, be noted that passwords will most likely be ignored by most servers as they are not a validated part of the TFTP standard. MacFTP Client is available for download on the Mac App Store for a reasonable and offers full support for a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later.