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Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) session helper (tftp)

To accept TFTP sessions you must add a security policy with service set to any or to the TFTP pre-defined service (which listens on UDP port number 69). The TFTP session helper also listens on UTP port number 69.

TFTP initiates transfers on UDP port 69, but the actual data transfer ports are selected by the server and client during initialization of the connection. The tftp session helper reads the transfer ports selected by the TFTP client and server during negotiation and opens these ports on the firewall so that the TFTP data transfer can be completed. When the transfer is complete the tftp session helper closes the open ports.