> Surely this is exactly the reason the
> TFTP protocol exists?
no. A boot or rescue floppy needs to be able to
retrieve tarballs from distant servers on the Internet, TFTP is for LAN use only, and frankly, it sucks. Try installing Debian via TFTP.
Surely this is exactly the reason the TFTP protocol exists?
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.