FTP - meaning and definition. What is FTP
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What (who) is FTP - definition

Ftp; Anonymous FTP; FTP Server; FTP servers; FTP client; Simple File Transfer Protocol; File transfer protocol; FTP over SSH; Secure ftp; FTP Client; FTP site; File-Transfer Protocol; Ftp://; Port 21; PWD (FTP command); Standard file transfer protocols; FTP access; Mode Z compression; Ftpd; FTP protocol; Port 115; PASV; FTP URL; FTP; RFC 0959
  • Illustration of starting a passive connection using port 21

File Transfer Protocol (Reference: Internet, RFC 959)
Foiled Twisted Pair [Additional explanations: cable] (Reference: UTP, TP)


File Transfer Protocol

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard communication protocol used for the transfer of computer files from a server to a client on a computer network. FTP is built on a client–server model architecture using separate control and data connections between the client and the server. FTP users may authenticate themselves with a clear-text sign-in protocol, normally in the form of a username and password, but can connect anonymously if the server is configured to allow it. For secure transmission that protects the username and password, and encrypts the content, FTP is often secured with SSL/TLS (FTPS) or replaced with SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

The first FTP client applications were command-line programs developed before operating systems had graphical user interfaces, and are still shipped with most Windows, Unix, and Linux operating systems. Many dedicated FTP clients and automation utilities have since been developed for desktops, servers, mobile devices, and hardware, and FTP has been incorporated into productivity applications such as HTML editors and file managers.

An FTP client used to be commonly integrated in web browsers, where file servers are browsed with the URI prefix "ftp://". Throughout 2021, the two major web browser vendors removed this ability. Support for the FTP protocol was first disabled in Google Chrome 88 in January 2021, followed by Firefox 88.0 in April 2021. In July 2021, Firefox 90 dropped FTP entirely, and Google followed suit in October 2021, removing FTP entirely in Google Chrome 95.

Pronunciation examples for FTP
1. so they were FTP-ing back together.
How the Internet Happened _ Brian McCullough _ Talks at Google
2. So, you know, I said FTP to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
George Lopez _ My Life and Career as a Comedian _ Talks at Google
3. such as training plans, FTP improvement, or more
Biking With Mark _ Mark Gainey _ Talks at Google
4. I went from my computer, to an FTP site, to another airline computer.
5. Yes, I know that you talk about the FTP, I know what that is.
George Lopez _ My Life and Career as a Comedian _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of FTP
1. The government has no plan to check imports, because it is committed to a liberalized foreign trade, as reflected in the Foreign Trade Policy–2007 (FTP). The FTP projects imports at $28 billion and exports at $18.6 billion in 2007.
2. You‘ll need to use FTP (file transfer protocol) software to upload the pages you‘ve built to your host‘s server for the world to see.
3. Netwatch included coverage of mailing lists, FTP file transfer sites and things that have more or less disappeared, such as Gopher servers.
4. New Delhi, through its annual supplement to FTP, also notified a ban on trade of arms and related items with Iraq, while the prohibition on all kinds of export and import of items, materials, goods and technology that could contribute to nuclear programme in Iran has already been announced.