4.3. Task 4.3: Using the FTP Utility

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP), part of the TCP/IP suite and detailed in RFC 959, is an integral component of many user interfaces. Many believe that the front ends (FTP utilities) are themselves FTP. In fact, FTP is only the Application layer protocol that these utilities employ to do their job. That job is to facilitate the transfer of files and folders from one host on an internetwork to another. From the simplest forms, such as a command-line interface, to more complex forms, such as a Windows Explorer view and, the most complex, full-featured applications, FTP utilities abound. They all have one thing in common: they use the FTP protocol.

4.3.1. Scenario

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