2.1.6 Ensure tftp server is not enabled (Scored)

Level 1 - Server 
Level 1 - Workstation

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is a simple file transfer protocol, typically used to automatically transfer configuration or boot machines from a boot server. The packages tftp and atftp are both used to define and support a TFTP server.

TFTP does not support authentication nor does it ensure the confidentiality or integrity of data. It is recommended that TFTP be removed, unless there is a specific need for TFTP. In that case, extreme caution must be used when configuring the services.

Run the following command and verify tftp is off or missing:

# chkconfig --list 
xinetd based services: 
  tftp: off

Run the following command to disable tftp:

# chkconfig tftp off
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