What does FTP stand for?
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. FTP is built on a client-server architecture and utilizes separate control and data connections between the client and server.
FTP users may authenticate themselves using a clear-text sign-in protocol but can connect anonymously if the server is configured to allow it.
The first FTP client applications were interactive command-line tools, implementing standard commands and syntax. Graphical user interface
clients have since been developed for many of the popular desktop operating systems in use today.
FTP can be quite dangerous if not properly configured because malicious black-hat hackers can send trojans or other spyware to unsuspecting
users or sites. Most firewalls do a reasanable job of protecting against this type of attack.
To use FTP, you need an FTP program. Many good ones are free including:
Cute FTP Secure FTP Smart FTP