FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (FTP)
FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a method for transferring files from one computer to another over a network. Based on the rights of a user account, it allows users to send files from their PCs as well as download files from the FTP server.
You can access an FTP server by typing ftp://ftp server address in your web browser and then pressing enter.
In the last update, we have discussed “Remote Login”. If you didn’t check updates on my site so, please visit the link below:-
Today’s topic is “File Transfer Protocol (FTP)”. Before starting of this topic we must know about the last content that is –
– What is Remote Login?
– About NewGroups Process?.
For example: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com
Username and password have to be entered next. Once you have entered the hostname/IP address, username, and password, you will be able to see the FTP prompt or see the remote system directory and files.
If you have used MS Internet Explorer web browser to access an FTP server, then exploring and transferring of files is similar to using Windows Explorer. You can double-click a folder to view its contents; double-click a file to open it.
Most of the FTP Servers contain software, document, manuals, and guides – useful for the common public. These servers require the user to enter the username as anonymous and password as his/her e-mail address. This type of access is understood as anonymous login. Some of the FTP servers, namely, private FTP servers are not open to the general public and require a separate username and password specified by the FTP administrator.
Note: Some of the FTP servers may not even prompt for a username and password when used from a web browser.
For example: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com.