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File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

January 29, 2023

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard protocol for transferring files between computers on a network. It is used to upload and download files from a server to a client or from one server to another. FTP is based on a client-server architecture, where the client initiates a connection to the server and requests to upload or download files.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) uses two channels for data transfer: the control channel and the data channel. The control channel is used for sending commands and receiving status messages, while the data channel is used for transferring the actual files.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) can transfer a wide range of files, including text, images, audio and video files, and executable programs. It supports binary and ASCII file transfers and can also be used to create and delete directories and manage file permissions.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an older protocol, and it has some security limitations; it sends the login credentials in clear text, and it’s vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle attacks. For this reason, a more secure version of FTP was developed called SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) or FTP over SSH (Secure Shell). This protocol encrypts the data transferred, and it’s more secure than FTP.

Also, See: Document Object Model (DOM)

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