Meaning of FTP in English

FTP

Stands for "File Transfer Protocol." It is a common and efficient method of transferring files via the Internet from one computer to another. Some common FTP programs are "Fetch", for the Mac, and "CuteFTP", for Windows. However, you can also use a web browser like Netscape to access FTP servers. Simply type the URL of the server into the location box. For example: ftp://name.of.site/ will give you a listing of all the directories of the FTP server, ftp://name.of.site/directory/ which will give you a listing of all the files available in that directory, and ftp://name.of.site/directory/filename will download the actual file to your computer. Most FTP servers are "anonymous FTP" servers which means you can log in with the user name "anonymous" and your e-mail address as the password.

English glossary of computer and Internet terms.      Английский глоссарий компьютерных и Интернет терминов.