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ftp \ftp\, FTP \FTP\([e^]f`t[=e]*p[=e]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. ftp'd or FTP'd ([e^]f`t[=e]*p[=e]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. FTPing or ftp'ing or ftp-ing ([e^]f`t[=e]*p[=e]"[i^]ng).] [acronym from File Transfer Protocol.] (Computers) To send from one computer to another by means of the standard file transfer protocol (ftp); as, he ftp'd me the file yesterday. [acronym]

Note: The participle forms have not been standardized, and either lower-case or upper-case may be used, but when lower-case is used, either a hyphen or apostrophe is used before the ed or ing endings.


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.


Usage examples of "ftp".

Passwords can be easily recovered by an attacker if stored in unencrypted form in computer data files, batch files, terminal function keys, login files, macro or scripting programs, or any data files which contain passwords to FTP sites.

Bastion Host, two sets of packet filters for FTP and X-eleven, a tunnel block, and finally a PEM-based authorization window right off the Truffle project.

The distribution was scattershot - e-mail, preprint servers, news servers, FTP.

We need Phate's real e-mail address, Internet address, web sites he visits, FTP sites he uploads to - anything like that.

Since our ftp program has a bug in it that scrambles the date [tried to fix and failed] a look at the file size will have to do, but we will try to see a new copy has at least one byte more or less.

Although this is an ftp (file transfer protocol) site, you can access it with your Web browser.

The NIC also provides an automatic mail service for those sites which cannot use FTP.