File Transfer Protocol

(FTP) is a standard network protocol used to copy a file from one host to another over a TCP/IP-based network, such as the Internet. FTP is built on a client-server architecture allowing data connections between the client and server.

	FTP URL syntax [bracketed parts are optional]


For example:
		FTP user authenticates name and password.

		FTP user authenticates password.

		Complete  * FTP server uses port:21 *
The easiest way to use FTP is with Windows Explorer directy from the [Start] menu. In the address bar of the window type or paste the ftp URL (e.g. ).
The Desktop[1] can view/edit remote FTP servers using Nautilus. Nautilus is used to organize files and folders, both on your computer and online. [1](Debian based OS)

Web browser support

Most common web browsers can retrieve files hosted on FTP servers. When an FTP URL is supplied, the accessible contents of the remote server is presented in a manner similar to that used for other Web content. By default, most web browsers use passive (PASV) mode, which more easily traverses end-user firewalls.

FTP Browser Add-ons
A full-featured FTP client can be run within Firefox in the form of an extension called FireFTP.
Internet Explorer
A feature of Internet Explorer's FTP browsing is the "Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer" integration, that switches from the web browser representation to the full Read/Write Windows Explorer.
FTP Free 2.5 - Quick FTP client from inside Google Chrome. Faster than browser ftp with one click browsing and downloading…

FTP Client (software)
 web search: ftp clients for an OpenSource, cross-platform, popular program, that is downloadable from the developers(trusted) site.

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BASH FTP User Command(s)