File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used to transfer files from one host to another. Managing FTP sites and servers is similar to managing World Wide Web sites and servers. You configure FTP sites for use on the Internet and on corporate intranets. Internet FTP sites typically use fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) and public Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Intranet FTP sites typically use private IP addresses and computer names that resolve locally.
As with Web sites, FTP site properties identify a site, set its configuration values, and determine where and how documents are accessed. You can set FTP site properties at several levels:
As global defaults
As site defaults
As directory defaults
You set global defaults ...