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File Transfer Protocol (Computer network protocol)

LC control 95000465
Topical headingFile Transfer Protocol (Computer network protocol)
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Variant(s)FTP (Computer network protocol)
Internet File Transfer Protocol (Computer network protocol)
Internet FTP (Computer network protocol)
See alsoComputer network protocols
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Found inWork cat.: Robison, D.F.W. All about Internet FTP, 1994: p. ix-x ("Internet File Transfer Protocol (FTP) establishes a specialized interactive online session with a remote computer to allow the transfer of files between computers on the Internet. FTP is an Internet standard that complies with the Internet protocol suite, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). "FTP" is the name of the Unix program that runs the TCP/IP File Transfer Protocol. Other programs can run the same protocol, and in this book "FTP" will generally refer to any program that can effect this standard form of file transfer. "ftp" in lower case indicates the Unix command which starts the FTP program.")
Machovec, G.S. Telecommunications, networking and Internet glossary, 1993: p. 48 (FTP File transfer protocol: An application utility in TCP/IP as specified in RFC959 for the transferring of data files over the network. The protocol supports only the transfer of files, only complete files can be sent, and only a limited number of file structures are supported which include binary files, ASCII text files, EBCDIC text files and "paged" files. The "anonymous FTP" provision allows one to retrieve selected files from a remote system without prior authorization.")