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Apr, 19

What is FTP and Its Uses

  • by Antoniy
  • in FTP
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FTP’s History File Transfer Protocol (i.e. FTP) has been around for much longer than HTTP (i.e. Hypertext Transfer Protocol), which you are using right now to connect to the Internet. As a matter of fact, it is even older than TCP/IP protocol and over the 40+ years of its existence it has been modified to fit the new standards in the industry. Since the original specification for FTP was written in 1971, the first FTP clients were completely command-line programs, as they were developed before operating systems adopted the use of GUIs (i.e. Graphical User Interfaces). Nevertheless,...