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PIX 525 6.3 to 7 - TFTP Copy Error !!

When trying to upgrade PIX 525 from ver. 6.3(4) to pix702.bin via the "copy tftp flash" command I'm getting "tftp: Timed out during transfer". Tried differnet servers, differnet TFTP clients & even tried differnet images (pix702.bin, pix702-5.bin)redownloaded the images several times. Checked to make sure "fixup protocol tftp 69" was enabled.

All servers on the "inside" interface with a security of 100. Listed below is the error I'm getting & the output from "sh version".


PIXFW# copy tftp flash

Address or name of remote host []?

Source file name [/PIX_Config.txt]? pix702-5.bin

copying tftp:// to flash:image

[yes|no|again]? yes


tftp: Timed out during transfer

Image not installed

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(4)

Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 3.0(1)

Compiled on Fri 02-Jul-04 00:07 by morlee

PIXFW up 20 days 22 hours

Hardware: PIX-525, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 600 MHz

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

Encryption hardware device : VAC (IRE2141 with 2048KB, HW:1.0, CGXROM:1.9, FW:6.5)

0: ethernet0: address is 0008.21e6.926d, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 0008.21e6.926e, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 00e0.b604.50d5, irq 11

3: ethernet3: address is 00e0.b604.50d4, irq 10

4: ethernet4: address is 00e0.b604.50d3, irq 9

5: ethernet5: address is 00e0.b604.50d2, irq 5

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES: Disabled

Maximum Physical Interfaces: 8

Maximum Interfaces: 12

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

URL-filtering: Enabled

Inside Hosts: Unlimited

Throughput: Unlimited

IKE peers: Unlimited

This PIX has an Unrestricted (UR) license.

Cisco Employee

Re: PIX 525 6.3 to 7 - TFTP Copy Error !!

Got the same problem a few times, best thing to do, go ahead and try the upgrade from monitor mode. If you cannot take the PIX to monitor mode try the following:

-download this tftp application (tftpd32) from

-extract the exe and change the "current directory" option to C:

-place the bin file on the C: drive

-issue the command clear tftp

-make sure you can ping the system running the tftp application and make sure the host is not running any

antivirus or built in firewall

-try it again

I hope it helps

Franco Zamora

Community Member

Re: PIX 525 6.3 to 7 - TFTP Copy Error !!

Yes, francozamora is correct. tftpd32 is the well known tftp server and recommended as well.

Also make sure you are not running two tftp servers.

Community Member

Re: PIX 525 6.3 to 7 - TFTP Copy Error !!

That Worked !!

Thank You Much !!!

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