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File Transfer Protocol

Started by Sudhakar, May 16, 2009, 11:22 PM

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FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a standard application protocol that uses the Internet's TCP/IP protocol to transfer files from one computer to another.

FTP is a very common process today. FTP is commonly used to transfer web pages from the creator's computer to the server where the web site is situated. Also FTP is used to download programs and files to your computer from a server.

To use FTP you will need to install FTP software on your computer. There are many freely available FTP programs on the Internet such as, FTP explorer ( and Smart FTP (