CHAPTER 20 File Transfer Protocol
What You Will Learn
In this chapter, you will learn how FTP provides a method to move files around the Internet. We’ll examine various aspects of FTP as a protocol and as an application, showing how commands translate to protocol actions.
You will learn about the differences between FTP’s active and passive modes of operation. We’ll discuss how security concerns affect the operation of FTP.
The original Internet boasted three applications: electronic mail, remote computer access, and remote file access. Over time, not only have these three been joined by a host of others but the original applications have evolved to keep pace with expansion of the Internet and the environment of the modern world. As a simple ...