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The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) specification was created to transfer files reliably and efficiently between incompatible computer systems.

FTP Basics provides an introduction to the File Transfer Protocol and the roles played by Server and Client side software to initiate file transfers.

FTP Commands that are issued by FTP Client software to communicate with a remote FTP server are listed with brief descriptions.

Technical Specifications relating to the implementation of the original FTP protocol and subsequent enhancements are covered in these IETF document releases.

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