File Transfer Protocol

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File Transfer Protocol

A standard protocol for exchanging files between computers on the Internet.
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They also wanted to reduce costs and save the time it was taking to manage and maintain an FTP site.
ForFile is a scalable, reliable alternative to CDs and FTP sites, and is ideal for marketing and creative services professionals who need to transfer large files to customers, international teams, and others including printers, creative agencies, and field personnel.
The popular online services--America Online, CompuServe or Prodigy--have easy-to-use FTP sites with instructions that walk you through the process.
The optional task dialog allows users to quickly send video files to other applications on a single computer, over a network, or to an FTP site where the file is ready to be viewed or further refined.
All FTP sites share files, and some encourage users to contribute files of their own creation, thus expanding the library of available resources.
We may do well to think of FTP sites as public, electronic cubbyholes where users can freely exchange information of all sorts: text, software, and data.