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Short for 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 and 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.

 

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FTP is built on a client-server architecture and utilizes separate control and data connections between the client and server.FTP users may authenticate themselves using a clear-text sign-in protocol but can connect anonymously if the server is configured to allow it. FTP is most commonly used to download a file from a server using the Internet or to upload a file to a server (e.g., uploading a Web page file to a server).

Login
FTP login utilizes a normal username/password scheme for granting access. The username is sent to the server using the USER command, and the password is sent using the PASS command. If the information provided by the client is accepted by the server, the server will send a greeting to the client and the session will be open. If the server supports it, users may log in without providing login credentials. The server will also limit access for that session based on what the user is authorized.

Anonymous FTP
A host that provides an FTP service may additionally provide anonymous FTP access. Users typically log into the service with an 'anonymous' account when prompted for user name. Although users are commonly asked to send their email address in lieu of a password, no verification is actually performed on the supplied data.

Common FTP Commands

?
to request help or information about the FTP commands
ascii
to set the mode of file transfer to ASCII
(this is the default and transmits seven bits per character)
binary
to set the mode of file transfer to binary
(the binary mode transmits all eight bits per byte and thus provides less chance of a transmission error and must be used to transmit files other than ASCII files)
bye
to exit the FTP environment (same as quit)
cd
to change directory on the remote machine
close
to terminate a connection with another computer
 
close brubeck
closes the current FTP connection with brubeck,
  but still leaves you within the FTP environment.
delete
to delete (remove) a file in the current remote directory (same as rm in UNIX)
get
to copy one file from the remote machine to the local machine
 
get ABC DEF
copies file ABC in the current remote directory to (or on top of) a file named DEF in your current local directory.
 
get ABC
copies file ABC in the current remote directory to (or on top of) a file with the same name, ABC, in your current local directory.
help
to request a list of all available FTP commands
lcd
to change directory on your local machine (same as UNIX cd)
ls
to list the names of the files in the current remote directory
mkdir
to make a new directory within the current remote directory
mget
to copy multiple files from the remote machine to the local machine;
  you are prompted for a
y/n answer before transferring each file
 
mget *
copies all the files in the current remote directory to your current local directory, using the same filenames. Notice the use of the wild card character, *.
mput
to copy multiple files from the local machine to the remote machine;
  you are prompted for a
y/n answer before transferring each file
open
to open a connection with another computer
 
open brubeck
opens a new FTP connection with brubeck;
  you must enter a username and password for a brubeck account
      (unless it is to be an anonymous connection).
put
to copy one file from the local machine to the remote machine
pwd
to find out the pathname of the current directory on the remote machine
quit
to exit the FTP environment (same as bye)
rmdir
to to remove (delete) a directory in the current remote directory

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