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file transfer protocol

[′fīl ¦tranz·fər ‚prōd·ə·kȯl]
(computer science)
A set of standards that allows the user of any computer on the Internet to receive files from another computer, or to transmit files to another computer, after the user has specified a name and password for the other computer. Abbreviated FTP.

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).

file transfer protocol

A communications protocol used to transmit files without loss of data. A file transfer protocol can handle all types of files including binary files and ASCII text files. See Kermit, Zmodem and FTP.
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The 11 teachers that had access to both a web editor and an FTP client were much more likely than their peers who did not have access to this software to both use their course website more often as well as update it more frequently.
Teacher #6 had access to a web editor but not an FTP client.
This lack of a web editor and FTP client also afflicted Teacher #25, but she recognized that "I could download the free software that you described to us in class.
Since every teacher responded that creating their website was a beneficial experience, those that had access to a web editor and FTP client and updated their website in the last week were in agreement with those that had no access to the requisite equipment and had not updated their website since the end of the course.
Teacher #5, (who did not have access to both a web editor and FTP client, and had not updated her site since the end of the course) stated that she "could see the benefits of having my own website for keeping my parents informed," while Teacher #15 saw the potential advantage of her course website in that "any form of communication [with parents] is beneficial in the education field.