entries not identified in my tftp server app

TFTP connections, I just opened my tftp software, as I needed to save a switch config and I'm seeing tons of these entries in my tftp server.
Does anyone know what these are?  I haven't configured any switch to automatically backup configs or anything.
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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David SankovskySenior SysAdminCommented:
That is not backup bat rather the reverse as the GET command would suggest.
a computer or device on is trying to get configuration files.
I'd try to identify the device on your net and investigate further

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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
its a cisco SG200-08 plug N play switch, it's in DHCP mode.  I think I've seen this before.  So I had one before where I changed the IP to static, and those messages stopped.  But I would prefer to just leave the switch as DHCP, is there a way to stop those messages from being sent, or I guess from stopping the switch from trying to get configuration files or checking?
David SankovskySenior SysAdminCommented:
If it is a Cisco, then these error messages are related to the default service configuration option built into Cisco IOS software which attempts to access the service configuration files from a network Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server.

To disable this feature, enter the no service config global command.

Router#config terminal

Enter configuration commands, one per line.

Router(config)#no service config


Router#copy running-config startup-config

At the next bootup of the router, the error messages should no longer appear.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
there's no CLI on the switch, it's GUI only I believe.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
if I were to disable this feature on all my current switches, does this mean I can't tftp to copy the config file anymore?
Benjamin Van DitmarsSr Network EngineerCommented:
no you still can copy youre config files to the tftp server.

By default cisco devices have the basis (old) functionality that allows a device to get it's config from a TFTP server
and this is also happening at youre network. disable this option or give the switch an fixed ip and youre ready to go.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
How do I disable this feature in the sg200, which is all GUI based, I don't see that option anywhere in the options.
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