file transfer protocol

Definitions of file transfer protocol
  1. noun
    protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
    synonyms: FTP
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    types:
    anonymous file transfer protocol, anonymous ftp
    a common way to make software available; users are allowed to log in as `guest' without a password and copy whatever has been made available
    type of:
    communications protocol, protocol
    (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
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