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Security+ Training Guide by Todd King

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Recognizing and Administering Security Controls—File Transfer

Understand communication security in wireless, wired, and application-specific environments.

FTP is used to transfer information between computers. FTP is based on a client/server architecture, in which an FTP client is a software application that sends and receives files to and from an FTP server. An FTP server is a network server that stores and makes files accessible through FTP server software. Many Web servers on the Internet offer FTP service as one of the ways for administrators to upload modified Web site content. Many of these FTP servers permit anonymous access, so users can upload or download files without using any special login parameters. FTP also supports account- and ...

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