1. [syn: file transfer protocol, FTP]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
ftp \ftp\, FTP \FTP\([e^]f`t[=e]*p[=e]"), n. [acronym from File
Transfer Protocol.] (Computers)
An acronym for file transfer protocol, a standardized
protocol used to allow transmission of files between
computers; as, send me the file by ftp. It consists of a set
of coded signals which are transmitted between computers, and
which inform the receiving computer of the nature of a packet
of information to be transmitted, and inform the transmitting
computer when a packet has been successfully received.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
file transfer protocol
n 1: protocol that allows users to copy files between their
local system and any system they can reach on the network
[syn: file transfer protocol, FTP]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
File Transfer Protocol
(FTP) A client-server protocol which allows a user on one
computer to transfer files to and from another computer over a
TCP/IP network. Also the client program the user executes
to transfer files. It is defined in STD 9, RFC 959.
See also anonymous FTP, FSP, TFTP.
Unix manual page: ftp(1).