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FTP Full Form in Computer-File Transfer Protocol

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another over a TCP-based network, such as the internet. It was developed in the early 1970s and has undergone several revisions since then. FTP is a client-server protocol, where a client requests files and a server provides them.

Here are some key points about FTP:

  1. Modes of FTP:
    • Active Mode: The client opens a random port, and the server connects to this port to transfer data.
    • Passive Mode: The client opens two random ports – one for the control connection and another for data transfer. This helps overcome issues with firewalls and NAT.
  2. Commands:
    • USER/PASS: Used for authentication by the client.
    • LIST/DIR: Lists the files in the current directory on the server.
    • RETR (Retrieve): Downloads a file from the server to the client.
    • STOR (Store): Uploads a file from the client to the server.
    • DELE (Delete): Deletes a file on the server.
    • PWD (Print Working Directory): Displays the current directory on the server.
    • CD (Change Directory): Changes the current directory on the server.
  3. Security:
    • FTP is inherently insecure as it transmits data, including usernames and passwords, in plain text.
    • FTPS (FTP Secure) and SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) are more secure alternatives that provide encryption.
  4. Anonymous FTP:
    • Some FTP servers allow users to log in as “anonymous” without a password, providing limited access to publicly available files.
  5. Use Cases:
    • FTP is commonly used for uploading files to web servers, downloading files from servers, and sharing files between computers on a network.

Some other possible full forms for FTP.

  1. Funny Transfer Protocol
  2. Fast Track Protocol
  3. File Tossing Protocol
  4. Funky Transfer Process
  5. Feline Transport Protocol (for cat lovers!)
  6. Frequent Transfer Platform
  7. Fluent Transmission Protocol
  8. Feathered Transfer Penguin