What Is FTP? File Transfer Protocol- Get The Full Details
What Is FTP? File Transfer Protocol- Get All Details!
FTP Is a short cut for- File Transfer Protocol- FTP is used to transfer files between computers on a network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives. Many FTP sites are heavily used and require several attempts before initiating.
Graphical FTP Clients:
(GFC)- Graphical FTP clients- simplifies file transfers by allowing USERS to drag and drop file icons between windows. When a user open the program, and enter the name of the FTP host e.g.
ftp.earthlink.com- then a username and password. If the user is logging into an anonymous FTP server, he or she may not have to enter anything.
There are Two common FTP programs that are used extensively
1- Cyberduck (for Mac)
2- WinSCP (for Windows).
And as for a free ride FileZilla is the most used ftp client program
Your Web browser
users can use a web browser to connect to FTP addresses exactly as you would to connect to HTTP addresses. Using a web browser for FTP transfers makes it easy for users to browse large directories and read and retrieve files.
A web browser will also take care of some of the details on connecting to a site and transferring files. While this method is convenient, web browsers are often slower and less reliable and have fewer features than FTP clients.
To use your web browser to connect to an FTP site such as
ftp.state.gov, where you normally enter a URL, enter:
Operators such as- Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux have a built-in command-line clients; see For example, to start FTP, at the command-line prompt, enter:
If connecting to your own account, enter your username and password. If you are connecting to an anonymous FTP site, for your username, enter
anonymous. For a password, enter your email address.
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