File Transfer Protocol

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computing: software: File Transfer Protocol

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File Transfer Protocol, or FTP for short, is an open protocol for transferring file and directory information between computers. It has a client-server architecture, i.e. one end must run an FTP server (often referred to as ftpd, for FTP Daemon), and the other end must run an ftp client.


  • RFC 959 is the original specification for FTP but does not include some later enhancements such as EPRT
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