Linux Answers: FTP ..Share Your PC With The World
Dec 24, 1999, 16:17 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Although it is the most famous and glamorous aspect of the
internet, the world wide web is not the only thing the on-line
world has to offer. This tutorial focusses on the workhorse of
the protocol community, designed to shift huge quantities of data
reliably around the 'net - ftp."
"The file transfer protocol, as its' name suggests, is used to
transfer files between two machines across the internet. There are
(typically) two main facets to this:"
"Authenticated ftp: You must supply a valid username and
password to get access to a file area. You can download and
probably upload files (get and send)."
"Anonymous ftp: Anyone can log in using just the username
anonymous and their e-mail address as a password. They can download
from the /pub directory and upload files to certain directories on