Everything FTP

All You Need to Know About FTP’s



Internet is not just a luxury, but already a necessity nowadays. The most important function of the internet is to share knowledge around the world – either free or not – which can be propagated through the use of messages, links, or e-mails. The process of transferring this information can be very monotonous, and so FTP came into the picture. It means File Transfer Protocol which is basically the process of transferring data over the internet.

The difference between FTP and HTTP is this: in HTTP one requires a web browser whereas FTP needs a server. Generally, businesses use FTP to permit their clients to upload web pages to their servers.

Comcast to BitTorrent: Let’s Be Friends

Comcast and Bit Torrent Inc. have announced that they’ll work together to ensure the popular file-sharing format that would work more smoothly over Comcast’s network. This is great news and will surely make a lot of bottlenecks easier to work with.  The cable company has been embroiled in a public controversy over its policy of throttling Bit Torrent files even by the means of shaping its network traffic.

According to The Wall Street Journal, The Comcast will switch from hamstringing to a certain file formats just to slow the traffic for those users who consume the most bandwidth. CEO Doug Walker told us earlier this month that he wanted to be partners with Comcast (Tony Werner).

FTP History (Part 1)


FTP protocol or file transfer over the network took root in 1980. This is when the first RFC for FTP protocol was ever published. The functions of FTP include uploading, downloading and deleting files, creating and deleting directories, and reading directory contents. FTP has certain disadvantages which makes it harder to use although it is very popular. Major drawbacks would be the lack of uniform format for directory listing – though not supported by some servers; this problem was partially solved by introducing MLST command. Another disadvantage would be the presence of secondary connection (DATA connection). FTPS is the secured version of FTP.

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What is OpenBSD FTP?

post4.JPGOpenBSD is a project that develops and freely distributes multi-platform UNIX-like operating systems. The goal is to focus on security, correctness, standardization and also portability.

OpenBSD arranges FTP mirrors basing it on a master fanout site which is used to feed second level mirrors that other sites could retrieve and mirror from. The second level mirrors are sites that were chosen because they exhibit good network connectivity and are also known OpenBSD community of developers or those that support OpenBSD development and share those types of files. In maintaining a mirror site, find the nearest mirror site in your location. Mirroring from a master fanout site is highly recommended.

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Core FTP Lite

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Core FTP Lite is a high end FTP client. It is proud of its wide, uncluttered layout that keeps things organized, spic and span. It is extremely easy to use and lacking only the multi-site connection feature. You must have the Core FTP client. It offers as its major functions features such as Site Manager, it is responsible for maintaining connection information. Quick Reconnect and mode switching. They have big buttons on the toolbar. When you’re connected to a particular site, the file management pane also copies buttons for the most parts of these functions. It will help you by not having to point the mouse very far to use a certain tool that you need. The Core FTP client supports all the important FTP functions which includes multiple transfers, securing protocols, it configures ASCII upload for specific file types. It also has browser integration. While the cons are it has no Scheduler, it still has stability issues. Thats just about it.

Connection Methods


FTP runs exclusively through TCP. The servers of FTP by default listen to port 21 for incoming connections from the clients of FTP. From FTP client, a connection to this port forms the control stream on which the commands are passed from the FTP client to the FTP server, and on certain occasions from the FTP server to the FTP client. It uses out-of-band control. This means that it uses a separate connection for data and control. Therefore, a different connection is required for the actual file transfer to take place, which is called the data stream. The process of setting up the data stream is different depending on the transfer mode.

FTP 101

What is FTP?
FTP or File Transfer Protocol, is a simple and secure way to exchange files on the Internet today. we may not be aware of it, we use FTP all the time. When we download our favorite MP3. Online games rely heavily on FTP. Other events like auctions and online trading use FTP to transact business.

What is an FTP Site?
An FTP site is best described as a large filing cabinet.The site does the filing of the files and has the option to label and organize the files how ever they want to.The site also has the option to decide which files to keep locked and which will be for public access.They usually require a designated user name and password for the people they grant access to.

What is an FTP Client?
An FTP Client is a software that is programmed to transfer files between two computers over the Internet. It needs to be installed on your computer and it can only be used with a connection to the Internet.

With these applications, never has file transfer been as easy as dragging-and-dropping files. We are able to send and receive important documents and files in an instant.

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FTP Site?

post2.jpgImagine a very large traditional filing cabinet as large as a room filing cabinet that is what an FTP site is like. In a filing cabinet, the clerk can label and organize files depending on how he wants it or the system he implements. He also dictates which files can be accessed freely and which files are off limits and available only to a chosen few.

In an FTP site, a UserID and Password is the key that opens this giant filing cabinet. The creator of the site has the power who to grant access to what information. Some sites have open access to everyone with a valid UserID and Password. For open sites, the UserID is anonymous and the Password would be your e-mail address. However, for restricted sites, there is an assigned UserID and Password unique to every qualified user.

Source: ftpplanet.com

Uploading Files with the use of FTP Client Software

Using FTP Client Software, you can upload your website files the fastest way. First, acquire a specific software. This is called FTP tool. A highly recommended FTP tool or FTP Client is the SmartFTP which is best used for Windows. It is just a small FTP Client but very quick. You may check the internet to select versions and additions.

When you have downloaded your FTP Client and once activated in your hard drive, you should provide in the address field your domain name, or you may use the IP address of your server. This can be found in the Customer area. Your username and your password which you also use when logging into your cPanel are the ones that you will also need to type.