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FreePBX Module: TFTP Manager

Over the past few months work on development of a FreePBX module for managing Cisco IP Phones has been started. In the process of doing this, as well as through some research on existing FreePBX feature request tickets; a TFTP management module has been requested. As a result of this, the development of the Cisco module has been momentarily sidelined as a a TFTP module was created. The intent is that this module will be used to support the Cisco modules TFTP file management.

The first version(s) of the module are planned to have very limited and basic functionality. A new feature request ticket was created in the FreePBX Trac system (Ticket #1032) several years ago and to date does not seem to have been addressed. Having a need for this functionality ourselves, it seemed prudent to take on this smaller application prior to moving forward with the Cisco phone project.

In accordance with the feature request ticket, the aim of the module is to provide two basic interaction and a viewer. The interaction being the ability to add a file and to delete a file. Further planning has already started for expansion of the module to include more extensive file operations and folder control.

TFTP Manager in FreePBX v2.X:

A big thanks to the folks at abeautifulsite.net and to Cory LaViska for creating the very elegant PHP File Tree object used by the viewer.

In addition to addressing the needs of the logged ticket with FreePBX for version 2.X, our TFTP module is being developed for version 3 of FreePBX as well. We are planning to commit both modules to the FreePBX repository once all functionality is stable.

IMPORTANT: Ensure the TFTP server has been installed with its root folder as /tftpboot. Provide the webserver write access to the /tftpboot folder as well.

Development of the TFTP Manager module for blue.box (formerly FreePBX v3) has resumed with the initial release of the blue.box software from 2600hz.org.

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