Jul 20, 2023

RCP server for routers and network devices

rcpd is a RCP server intended specifically for router or network device clients. It is used to transfer configurations, boot images, and kernels images eg IOS to the devices.

These files are often tranfered with TFTP, but TFTP has reliability and speed issues and file size limitations due to it’s protocol specification and underlying transport; while RCP is not affected.

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