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Meaning of FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL

 
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(FTP) A client-server protocol which allows a user on one computer to transfer files to and from another computer over a tcp/ip network. Also the client program the user executes to transfer files. It is defined in std 9, rfc 959.

See also anonymous ftp, fsp, tftp.

unix manual page: ftp(1).

 

 

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