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FTP File Transfer

FTP is a method to transfer files across the Internet using an FTP client program. FTP is commonly used on school networks and by Web publishers.
  1. FTP for Microsoft Windows

What Does FTP Stand For?
FTP technology allows you to transfer files between two computers over the Internet. FTP is a simple network protocol based on IP and also the name people use when referring to the process of file transfer.

What Is Passive Mode (PASV) FTP?
Passive mode (the PASV option) allows FTP clients and servers to communicate more easily through network firewalls.

DISCUSS: Sharing Large Files via FTP
FTP is one solution to the problem of sharing large files between networks, although setting up a public FTP server should be done with care to avoid potential security issues.

SFTP
SFTP stands for both SSH File Transfer Protocol and Simple File Transfer Protocol. SFTP is one of the primary technologies for secure FTP networking today.

TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TFTP is a client-server technology similar to FTP for transferring files between network devices. Both TFTP clients and TFTP servers are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

TCP Port 21
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) port number 21 is a reserved port in TCP/IP networking. FTP utilizes port number 21 for its control messages.

Linux 'ftp' Command
Learn how to use the ftp command in Linux for FTP file transfers using Linux clients.

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