What is FTP?

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File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is a standard network protocol that is used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

FTP can be used to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or to access online software archives.

FTP is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over the internet by using the Internet’s TCP/IP protocol to enable data transfer.

But how exactly does it work? Find out on the next page.

Name of Technology:

File Transfer Protocol

Year Introduced:

1971

Invented by :

Abhay Bhushan

Open Source or Proprietary:

Proprietary

Main technology category:

Internet

Patent:

No

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