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What is file transfer protocol (FTP)? How does it differ from e-mail or dial-up connection?

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by erikdr In reply to File Transfer Protocol

ftp is a standard utility available under systems like Unix or NT. Once you have an IP connection, you can use ftp to PUT or GET files. Example: in your web browser, click ftp.microsoft.com as destination.
So it can run on top of a dial-up connection.
And, just like e-mail, it can be used to transport files - although e-mail can do a lot more than that, ftp is more the bbs/website style of work.

Any TCP/IP or Unix book will give more detail.

Have fun,

<Erik> / The Netherlands

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by dmiles In reply to File Transfer Protocol

FTP-used to upload and download files from remote computers,protols such hyperterminal and telnet to connect to mostly remote bulletin boards to retrieve info.It is basically supports low level interfaces to communications and access to other systems.
It differs when the the type protocol used dosen't support dial-up networking.

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by rodeo In reply to File Transfer Protocol

Although FTP utilities abound they are simply utilities. It is important to realize FTP is a protocol just like SMTP,POP3, and so on and so forth. FTP was developed for the exact purpose described in its name - the transfer of files. FTP uses TCP and UDP as its network transport and it typically uses TCP/UDP ports 20 and 21 (As defined in the well known ports list maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). FTP is usually supported by most web servers and web browsers. The FTP utility you choose is one of personal preference - they simply allow you to connect to an FTP server and download/upload files.

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by bill.parks In reply to File Transfer Protocol

It is just that, a File Transfer Protocol. It is a service that provides a user with the ability to download (get) or upload (put) files. It's simply and flexible to use. If you are asking which method is preferred in relation for trafficking files,it's depends on the usage. Attaching a file(s) to email to send out to users can get pretty old, especially when you continue to bog down your email server or network. A simply solution would be to "put" the files or files on a server and allow other users to either "Dial-In" and "get" (FTP Service) them, or set up a public FTP server (on the public Internet) and allow them to download them from there...

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