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March 18, 2006

Litle thing about FTP

Filed under: FOSS @ 10:25 pm

FTP stands up for File Transfer Protocol, which is a protocol specialized for transfering (uploading and downloading) files. It uses port 20 which is for FTP data and 21 which is for FTP control. It works on layer 4 which is the Transport Layer of OSI Layers, layers of how networking can be establish and it’s working on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), so its file can be receive as one piece of file as it sent because of TCP’s characteristics, connection-oriented, guarantees it.

For its use, at least there are two computers connected to the network, one act as FTP Server and the other one as FTP Client. For FTP Server you can use one of this Server, inorderly: ProFTPd, PureFTPd, VSFTPd or WU-FTPd . And for the clients, they don’t need anything actually, they already have the basic tools, the Command Line Interface (CLI) which is already included in your operating system. But the use of CLI should take time for regular users to get used to it. To prevent wasting time to learn the CLI, the regular users can use the FTP Clients application. You can select one of this, inorderly: KBear, gFTP, Kasablanca, DPS-FTP or FTPCube . One thing for sure I should mention that the applications above are especially for Operating System GNU/Linux.

So, happy transferring file over the net!

2 Comments »

  1. Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0 on Windows Windows Server 2003

    I use Net2FTP.
    A handy “tool” for any environment (say, I’m stuck in a net cafe which doesn’t have FTP client installed) :)

    Comment by Andry S Huzain — March 19, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0 on Windows Windows Server 2003

  2. Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 on Windows Windows Server 2003

    What a good handy “tool” you mentioned, thanks for the addition. :)

    BTW, I just realized for you firefox users that you can use fireftp which is can be integrate with your firefox. So it two becomes one. hehe.. :D you can get fireftp from this.

    Comment by bn — March 20, 2006 @ 11:39 am
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 on Windows Windows Server 2003

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