FTP -->
File Transfer Protocol
computing dictionary

(FTP) A client-server protocol which allows a user on one computer to transfer files to and from another computer over a TCP/IP network. Also the client program the user executes to transfer files. It is defined in STD 9, RFC 959.

See also: anonymous FTP, FSP, TFTP.

Unix manual page: ftp(1).

Acronym: FTP

(01 Mar 1994)