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Definition of File transfer protocol

Babylon English

client-server protocol which allows a computer user to transfer files from one computer to another over a network
File transfer protocol Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

file transfer protocol
n : (computer science) protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network [syn: ftp]



Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
File Transfer Protocol: CAC (comhghnás aistrithe comhad) :-)
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
(synonym) FTP
(hypernym) protocol, communications protocol
(hyponym) anonymous ftp, anonymous file transfer protocol
(classification) computer science, computing
File transfer protocol Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
See FTP.
RF Electronics
Communications protocol used to copy files from one computer to another.
File transfer protocol Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
File Transfer Protocol. The basic Internet File Transfer Protocol, which is based on TCP/IP, enables the fetching and storing of files between hosts on the Internet.
WebGuest Web Glossary
Internet tool to transfer files through the Internet from one computer to another. FTP is used to download files from another computer, as well as to upload files from your computer to a remote computer. Through (regular) FTP you can login  to another Internet site but you must have a user ID  and a password  . Anonymous FTP  servers don't require usernames or passwords, but you can't upload files to anonymous FTP servers.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
File Transfer Protocol used for downloading files on the Internet. Listings of ftp sites are available from Mosaic. (See also File transfer , Remote login , Mosaic , and Protocol )
Internetworking Terms
A protocol which allows a user on one host to access, and transfer files to and from, another host over a network. Also, FTP is usually the name of the program the user invokes to execute the protocol. It is defined in STD 9, RFC 959. See also: anonymous FTP and FTP FAQ's 
The Internet Dictionary
(File Transfer Protocol). The principle of FTP is simple. You logon to a site (using your FTP software), then you choose a file to transfer. All FTP activity requires you to log on to the remote computer with a user name and password. To get to files shown on the map, it's important to understand the concept of anonymous FTP. Here, you log on to the machine as a guest rather than as an authorized account holder. In this situation, type "anonymous" as the user name and your full e-mail address as the password. Once you log on, you'll be able to access specified directories as an anonymous user. You can also access FTP sites with your Web browser. In the location or dialog box, type ftp://xxx.xxx.xxx, then click from directory to directory. But be warned: this procedure doesn't always work, and Web browsers tend to be much slower at file transfers than dedicated FTP clients.
File transfer protocol Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.

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