[ fˈa͡ɪl tɹˈansfɜː pɹˈə͡ʊtəkˌɒl], [ fˈaɪl tɹˈansfɜː pɹˈəʊtəkˌɒl], [ f_ˈaɪ_l t_ɹ_ˈa_n_s_f_ɜː p_ɹ_ˈəʊ_t_ə_k_ˌɒ_l]
How to use "File transfer protocol" in context?
File transfer protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used for the transfer of files between machines on a network. FTP first appeared in the late 1970s, but did not become popular until the early days of the World Wide Web. FTP is essentially a pipeline: the user's machine sends data to the FTP server, which in turn sends the data to the client. The client then reads the data and displays it on screen. FTP is based on the simple idea of requesting and receiving files from another machine.
FTP is incredibly simple and easy to use, but can be quite slow compared to other network protocols.
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