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Why use FTP instead of dailup?

By g7alt ·
I'm new to the data transfer world and need some information about the pros and cons of using FTP vs dail-up for transferring data and or tif files. What is FTP and what is required to use FTP?

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Why use FTP instead of dailup?

by pfenness In reply to Why use FTP instead of da ...

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. You get this protocol once you connect to a ISP or Earthlink. You can run FTP from Windows NT from the command line by typing FTP. Dialup can also send files back and forth. But in your case I picture that you dial up and then you can FTP. You can't use FTP unless you are "connected." FTP is a very popular way to get a download.

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Why use FTP instead of dailup?

by gbainbridge In reply to Why use FTP instead of da ...

Here's some basic info that should help clear things up:

Dial-up is a method for accessing a public or private network, most commonly the Internet. When you dial up to a network, you are simply connecting to that network - becoming a part of it. Just because you are connected doesn't mean that any data (or files) are going to move between your computer and that network. That's where FTP comes in.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a IP based protocol commonly used for moving files (data)between hosts. Three things must be in place: 1) There must be some sort of network connection between the machines (Ala dial-up), 2) There must be an FTP server (software that makes FTP services available) running on that network, and 3) there must be a computer with FTP client software and appropriate permissions to access that server.

To sum it all up: Dial-up is a method for connecting to the internet. FTP is method for moving files between computers over a network.

Hope this helps.

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One reason to use FTP in lieu of dialup is cost. No long distance charges if your local internet provider is a toll free number. A second reason is the ability to restart the transfer at the same point in which it was stopped previously without having to retransmit the entire file. Another reason is increased data integrity.

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One reason to use FTP in lieu of dialup is cost. No long distance charges if your local internet provider is a toll free number. A second reason is the ability to restart the transfer at the same point in which it was stopped previously without having to retransmit the entire file. Another reason is increased data integrity.

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