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A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 19. FTP: Transferring Files Across a Network

The ftp File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a method of downloading files from and uploading files to another system using TCP/IP over a network. File Transfer Protocol is the name of a client/server protocol (FTP) and a client utility (ftp) that invokes the protocol. In addition to the original ftp utility, there are many line-oriented and graphical FTP client programs, including most browsers, that run under many different operating systems. There are also many FTP server programs. ...

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