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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The default data link layer described uses zmodem, a very efficient streaming, windowing, and ACK-less (NAK only on failure) protocol designed by Chuck Forsberg.
Having gained access to the system, users can then transfer files back to their local host, where the files can then be downloaded to a Mac or PC with Kermit, XMODEM, ZMODEM, or other transfer protocol.
File transfer protocols--for example, XMODEM, YMODEM, ZMODEM, Kermit (from Columbia University, popular with users of mainframe computers, especially in academic settings), and SEAlink (System Enhancement Associates, Wayne, N.J.)--differ in packet size, frequency of handshaking exchanges required, adaptability to telephone line conditions, and error detection/correction techniques.
TeleFinder provides e-mail, conferencing and ZMODEM file transfer on Macintosh systems.