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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 24

File Transfer Protocol

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn how FTP provides a method to move files around the Internet. We’ll examine various aspects of FTP as a protocol and as an application, showing how commands translate to protocol actions, which tend to be masked when using point-and-cliock GUI interfaces.

You will learn about the differences between FTP’s active and passive modes of operation. We’ll discuss how security concerns affect the operation of FTP.

Keywords

FTP protocol; FreeBSD; FileZilla; SFTP; TCP/IP protoco; RPCs

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn how FTP provides a method to move files around the Internet. We’ll examine various aspects of FTP as a protocol and as an application, showing how commands ...

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