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10.2. FTP Terminology

  • anonymous

    Most common FTP mode, which allows public access of files and folders.

  • ascii

    Code system that represents English charactetrs, used in transfer of text files between computers.

  • binary

    Number system used in file transfers, programming, compressed files and non-ascii documents between computers.

  • download

    To transfer files from an FTP server to a local computer.

  • files

    Programs or text files on either the remote or local computer.

  • FTP server

    Machine connected to the Internet running FTP server software.

  • password

    Secret series of characters that enables a user to connect to the FTP server.

  • upload

    To transfer files from a local computer to an FTP server.

  • username

    User account name used to login in to an FTP server.