10 November 2017

Full form of FTP

What is the full form of FTP?

Answer :

  • File Transfer Protocol

What does FTP mean?

FTP is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between client and server on a computer network.

FTP specification was written by Abhay Bhushan published as RFC 114 on 16 April 1971. The current specification is RFC 959. 

The first FTP applications depended on DOC command prompt. Later, various graphical user interface ( GUI ) has been developed to allow the user to upload and download file with ease. 

Nowadays, HTTP is mostly used over FTP, whereas, FTP is still being used to transfer some files like in building a website, to download new applications, via a web browser.

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