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FTP:File Transfer Protocal

Question asked by Gurjeet Singh in #Coffee Room on Oct 26, 2009
Gurjeet Singh
Gurjeet Singh 路 Oct 26, 2009
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please put some information about FTP,its working and how it can be properly used.and the areas where it is being used.
Thanks in advance.😀 Posted in: #Coffee Room
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Oct 26, 2009
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There are numerous articles available on the Internet about FTP. In simple terms, its a protocol used for file transfers [thus the name, File Transfer Protocol].

Its typically used for file transfers between the server & the client.
mahesh_dahale
mahesh_dahale 路 Oct 26, 2009
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FTP(File Transfer Protocol)

The protocol for exchanging files over the Internet.
FTP works in the same way as HTTP for transferring Web pages from a server to a user's browser
SMTP for transferring electronic mail across the Internet in that, like these technologies
FTP uses the Internet's TCP/IP protocols to enable data transfer.

FTP is most commonly used to download a file from a server using the Internet or to upload a file to a server.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 Oct 27, 2009
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FTP is mainly required to transfer files from one location to another
it is service provided by windows
You can easily use this service
by typing
cmd in run
then ftp
...
for further commands follow net
and i Think this mainly provided to avoid restrictions on mail service provided by websites
ie they have some limitation on file size
but ftp has not
Gurjeet Singh
Gurjeet Singh 路 Oct 27, 2009
Rank B1 - LEADER
goyal420
FTP is mainly required to transfer files from one location to another
it is service provided by windows
You can easily use this service
by typing
cmd in run
then ftp
...
for further commands follow net
and i Think this mainly provided to avoid restrictions on mail service provided by websites
ie they have some limitation on file size
but ftp has not
i am using the fireftp inbulit addon in firefox and when i used to open it the site it open some sites and some not.some sites open automatically but some require passwords. as i know user id is anonymous ,and password is your email address .so is their specific reason to use email address as password.and how its good and secure to use ftp sites.
vik001ind
vik001ind 路 Oct 29, 2009
Rank C1 - EXPERT
cooldudeiet
i am using the fireftp inbulit addon in firefox and when i used to open it the site it open some sites and some not.some sites open automatically but some require passwords. as i know user id is anonymous ,and password is your email address .so is their specific reason to use email address as password.and how its good and secure to use ftp sites.
There are two types of login in ftp servers
1. Anonymous -- Here username = anonymous & password = your email address. Your email address is taken by the server just for their record maintenance.

2. Non-anonymous -- Username & password are explicitly give to some specific persons by the server administrator.

Ftp transmissions are encrypted, thus its secure.
More security can be implemented by disabling anonymous login or denying file upload from anonymous user. Also you can restrict the traffic from some specific ips.

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