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TFTP client from the ESXi shell

I am automating the installation of a ESXi host with a scripted USB install. I need to fetch some information in a file stored on a router. Thios will be done in the kickstart script, ks.cfg, that is executed when the usb is booted. I see I can use scp and wget, but the guys controlling the router prefer me to use tftp if I can. There does not seem to be a tftp client available in the ESXi shell after install, so I was wondering if I could find a standalone tftp client, package it and include it with the ESXi USB install - or find some other solution for the tftp connection problem. Package a tftp client and include it with the ESXi USB install is not a problem, but I have a problem finding a standalone tftp client I can use.

Any suggestions?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thank you.

If you see this guide:
https://michael.lustfield.net/misc/completely-automated-esxi-deployment
You see the guy includes ovf-tool with the ESXi installation media.

I was thinking of doing the same with tftp, if I could just find a standalone client that is good to use. I guess I will have to do by trial and error maybe.
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