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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 72. FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (FTP)

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The primary general file transfer protocol in the TCP/IP suite shows its generality directly through its unqualified name: the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). FTP is one of the most widely used application protocols in the world. It was designed to allow the efficient transfer of files between any two devices on a TCP/IP internetwork. It automatically takes care of the details of how files are moved, provides a rich command syntax to allow various supporting file operations to be performed (such as navigating the directory structure and deleting files), and operates using the Transmission Control Protocol ...

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